Why were a majority of qualified black and Hispanic students not placed in advanced math classes in Wake County middle schools for years?
As noted in today's article, the new EVAAS-based selection criteria is expected to sharply increase placement in middle schools this school year. As the SAS EVAAS report showed, Algebra-ready black and Hispanic students were the least likely to have gotten placed before.
Questions abut institutionalized racism and low expectations have been tossed out as possible reasons for the low placement rates.
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