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Welcome to High School

Welcome to High School

Tracking from Middle School to International Baccalaureate Programs

Chapter:
(p.57) Chapter Two Welcome to High School
Source:
Academic Profiling
Author(s):
Gilda L. Ochoa
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0003

Students describe the school policies and practices influencing their educational trajectories and peer relationships. Of particular importance are the significance of segregated and unequally valued middle schools and the inequalities attached to a rigid track system that includes placement in the International Baccalaureate Program, Advancement Via Individual Determination Program, or non-honors college preparatory classes.

Keywords:   Latinas/os, Asian Americans, Educational Achievement Gap, Social and opportunity gaps, Neoliberalism and neoconservativism, Policing students, MEChA and Student activism, Curriculum Tracking

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