Tracking vs. High Quality Education for All Students – Podcast Episode 124 | Classnotes Podcast Episode 124
Classnotes Podcast (June 13, 2013) Policies that encourage schools to funnel students into different high school tracks are making resurgence. This, after decades of research and experience showing the detrimental effects of tracking on students and communities. Students who are low-income or minority endure the worst as they are pushed into watered-down curricula that take away their option to choose college after high school. IDRA director of policy, Dr. Albert Cortez gives an overview of what tracking looks like today across the country and how these policies ignore the fact that “higher expectations produce higher results.”
Albert is interviewed by Bradley Scott, Ph.D., director of the IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity.
Show length: 15:15
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Tracking, Endorsements and Differentiated Diplomas – When ‘Different’ Really is Less
IDRA policy note that presents an overview of the failure of tracking in schools and what tracking looks like in Texas.
At a time when we most need strength, Texas education is at-risk of being weakened
IDRA President and CEO, María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., outlines how Texas’ new tracking graduation plans are likely to have a devastating effect on the state.
Student Tracking Policies Weaken Curriculum
IDRA website on student tracking policies
Access to Curriculum
Education Rights Center webpage
Research Overwhelmingly Counsels an End to Tracking
Brief Reiterates Harm from “Ability Grouping” in School,Prescribes Pathway to Access for All Students (May 30, 2013)
Teaching to Change the World, fourth edition
by Jeannie Oakes, Martin Lipton, Lauren Anderson and Jamy Stillman
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