Sunday, November 7, 2010

Can separate be equal?

Hope you enjoyed the conference yesterday!! Looking forward to hearing what you have to say in class on Tuesday.

As you read the Finn and Oakes texts for this week, I want you to think about the question in the header of this post: can separate be equal? We talked about this when we read about Brown v. Board of Education -- the supreme court said NO in 1954. Does tracking in America's public schools violate this understanding? When we separate kids in schools based on their perceived academic abilities, is this fair and just? Can separate be equal? Can separate be equitable?

As always, please make sure you have your articles with you in class. We will be workings with them on Tue and Thursday!

Hope you had a good weekend!

LB :)

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