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Is American Education on a Bad Track?

Welner and Burris point to our country's history for examples of segregating children by social class. They point out current instances of "[v]ocational tracks with lowered academic expectations...being pushed in New York state, in Texas, and even, it appears, by the president himself." Misguided education policies result in sorting disadvantaged 13-year-olds into vocational tracks that will lock them into a path that denies them future opportunities.