I am not “low level”
February 8, 2013
If you were a teacher in the 80’s, you might’ve been around when we “got rid of tracking.” Uh-huh, yeah, right. Here I am, sitting in another meeting when multiple teachers say to me, “Well, this might be o.k. for my higher-level kids, but my low-level students just won’t be able to do this.” Uhm, tracking anyone?!?
Yes, many school schedules no longer include groups like: Basic, Regular, and Advanced. But did that really eliminate tracking? Maybe on paper, but not in the perception of many teachers I come across. I’m more than a little tired of teachers telling me that the reasons students don’t succeed is because they are “low level,” because you know…I was one of those kids!