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Title: Race and the Achievement Gap


1
Race and the Achievement Gap
  • By Nicole and Jackie

2
Scientific Racism
  • History
  • Stereotype Vulnerability
  • Test Scores

3
History
  • White Supremacy
  • Harvard Educational Review
  • Blacks and Browns were Genetically Inferior
  • Genetic superiority was discredited by
    geneticists and biologists.

4
Stereotype Vulnerability
  • Intimidation
  • Created by society
  • Hidden curriculum
  • Acknowledgement
  • Motivation
  • Not academically prepared
  • Focused on reality

5
. Were suppose to be dumb so we might as well
be dumb..what good is a quadratic equation
gonna do me if Im picking up garbage cans?
6
Test Scores
  • Average difference in test scores is 10 lower.
  • In California CBEST is African American Test
    takers 3.5 times more likely to fail.
  • Peter Sacks estimates that for every additional
    10,000 in family income a person on average
    gains 30 points on SAT.

7
The Test Themselves
  • Racially biased
  • Culturally Biased
  • Content of the tests
  • Language of the tests

8
Institutionalized Racism
  • Present in sectors of
  • social
  • Economic
  • Cultural
  • Political life
  • Business
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Law enforcement
  • Courts
  • Health-care
  • Schools

9
Ending the Gap
  • Change will come about only to response to the
    pressure by coalitions and alliances that cut
    across
  • Political
  • social
  • Class
  • Racial
  • Ideological lines

10
We must not allow governments, panels of
corporate executives, and remote, experts to
impose a singular view of curriculum and
learning.
11
THE END !!!!!!!!!!!!!!Jackie and Nicole
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