when I first heard of tracking at public school system I though the person
was kidding. I though it is so discriminating by design that no way no
how that could be real. Then I watched the documentary on public
school systems in US - waiting for the superman and apparently
tracking is a real thing.
I tried to research more on the topic but aside from this it is
hard to find much info:
how serious of the issue is it at todays schools,
is it really true everywhere in the same way?
does it mean that once my child is put on tracks
she can't be moved to different group if for instance
she will be assigned to lower tracks? with worse teachers,
with lower level of education in general..
how early on is this done? do they do it as early as
kindergarten or first grades?
I wonder if someone who was a teacher or educator
working in different capacity then teacher did have
first hand experience with tracking, how is it done,
who decides on those things, how is it handled
and why parents do not have the access to the information