Episode 8: Racialized Tracking

In this episode, Shannon and Linda continue the discussion of racial inequity in education by tackling the topic of racialized tracking in schools. Discover why many consider this to be the modern version of school segregation. This discussion ends with, as always, a list of strategies YOU can use to combat racialized tracking.

Episode 8 also includes a return of the Pop Culture segment, where Linda exposes her ignorance about Snapchat and Shannon schools her.

LINKS TO ARTICLES AND RESEARCH TALKED ABOUT IN THE EPISODE

Why did we choose racialized tracking?

Black and Latino students make up 37 percent of high school students but only 27 percent of students taking an AP class and 18 percent of students passing AP exams, according to the Education Department.

Academic discussion

Pop culture segment- Snapchat

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/03/29/467091289/how-teachers-are-using-snapchat

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2016/06/teachers_snapchat_guide.html