Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Racial Identity and Education
The New York Times posted an interesting series of editorials concerning race in their Room for Debate. This ought to be a major issue for schools. When we try to close achievement gaps it is inevitable that some will use statistical and political tricks to change the issue. Some of these editorials allude to that possibility. Should race be used as an identifier? If so, how do we define race? Who gets to define it?