Monday, August 10, 2020

Gaps between black, white students at Unified likely widened by pandemic

From The Journal

Caitlin Sievers

RACINE — Wisconsin has larger gaps in educational equity between its black and white students than any other state in the nation, according to a Wallethub study.
And those vast gaps are apparent at Racine Unified schools, where in 2018-19 among students who took the ACT, 5.5% of black students were proficient in English language arts, compared to 32.4% of white students. There are similar gaps in proficiency on standardized tests across grade levels and subjects.
Many educators agree that those gaps — as well as those between other student groups, such as those with disabilities and those without — have surely widened while school buildings are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When asked if she believed that learning gaps had increased during the closure of schools, Racine Unified Chief Academic Officer Rosalie Daca replied: “I would say that it’s certain.”
Daca said that disparities leading to achievement gaps begin before students enter the public school system.
Children with a parent who can stay home with them and read to them regularly, for instance, are already at an advantage compared to those who have two busy working parents or a single parent who doesn’t have the luxury of spending as much time with their kids. Daca said this is one of the reasons the district has expanded its 3K program over the past several years.
The biggest problem here is the culture of party girls that leads to a preponderance of single parent households.  The only thing that the children mean to these "parents" is more in FoodShare benefits.  

1 comment:

TSE said...

Yep - Party Gurls who hate their Offspring and the Sperm Donor who refuses reprehensibility. Shitty of Ratcine is a demon-crap Shithole.