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The Color of MindWhy the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice$
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Derrick Darby and John L. Rury

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226525211

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.001.0001

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Why We Sort Kids in School

Why We Sort Kids in School

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(p.128) Eight Why We Sort Kids in School
Source:
The Color of Mind
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Derrick Darby

John L. Rury

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.003.0009

This chapter reviews competing explanations of why we sort kids in school. While there is evidence that race plays a role in this, we need not settle upon an explanation to see the injustice inherent in school sorting practices.

Keywords:   tracking, school discipline, special education

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