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- 04-26-2012, 03:27 PM #1
VT-Vt. immigrant students to talk about inequality
Vt. immigrant students to talk about inequality
Standardized test scores shows performance gaps
UPDATED 1:38 PM EDT Apr 26, 2012
Students air grievances
Over a dozen Burlington and Winooski students air their grievances about racism and cultural obstacles, and lackluster instruction in schools before members of the House Education Committee at Statehouse.
MONTPELIER, Vt. -
A group of immigrant students from Burlington High School are going to be testifying at the Vermont Statehouse about what they feel is racial inequality at their school.
Some of the same students staged a protest at Burlington High School earlier this month where they said they should not be judged on standardized test scores, which show performance gaps between immigrant students and others.
Superintendent Jeanne Collins says the immigrant students are being judged the same as are children who have attended Burlington schools since kindergarten.
Collins says the district should be judged on the students' improvement, not on the same scale as others.
Burlington is Vermont's largest school district. It has about 3,800 students from 32 countries and they speak more than 50 languages.
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- 04-26-2012, 04:08 PM #2
Oh, they're just so special. My question is this: are we talking about immigrant students or illegal immigrant students?"A Nation of sheep will beget a government of Wolves" -Edward R. Murrow