Why Schools Still Have Tracking


Tracking students into separate classes by ability perpetuates social and racial inequality without providing any educational benefit, according to recent educational research. Opponents of tracking are trying to convince schools that even high achievers will benefit from new teaching approaches designed to educate all students together. But many parents and educators remain skeptical that untracked schools will be sufficiently stimulating for the best students, and most public schools still use some form of tracking or ability grouping.

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