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Jonathan Kozol

We now have an apartheid curriculum . Teachers and principals in the inner city are so test driven that inner city children, mostly students of color, are not allowed to have their voices heard through stories and questions.  Yet White students are given that flexibility, opportunity and creativity.

Test preparation is driving out child centered learning. Testing mania has become a national psychosis, driven by corporatized business.

Racial isolation/segregation which does terrible damage to young people, is also on the rise.
It is important for children of color to become comfortable in the majority culture, so imagine how devastating this new segregation is in the long term.
It is worse than foolhardy to think Black children can be taught in class and racial isolation and then have the skills and confidence as adults to succeed in a white world where they have no experience.
This new segregation is a theological abomination.

 

 

 

 

 

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