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MINORITY EDUCATION- STILL NOT VERY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION- WHY? by Lenny Isenberg

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'If the K-12  schools attended by minority students  do not have the quality or rigor necessary to prepare minority students to be competitive without affirmative action is their pro forma admission without fulfilling objective qualificationsmerely setting them up for deferred failure in order to create the illusion of high quality integrated public education?  When the State Univ. of NY engaged in affirmative action, they understood that mere admission would not create academic success in minority students. So, its affirmative action program came with significant supplemental academic support.  Moreover, a K12 public education system like LAUSD-  typical  de facto segregated innercity public schools, do immutable damage to their students-- minority populations-- where rote memorization and repetition without comprehension still remain the norm.' This is an intelligent essay.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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