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The authors Christopher Jencks and Meredith as well as ChristinaReya explore the racial discrimination that exists between the blackAmericans, the white and the Latinos. In the black-white test scoregap, the American blacks are termed to have low score rates in fieldsof mathematics, vocabulary, ability to read fluently as well as intests for bravely (Christopher et-al 56). In the Lazy, dump, orindustrious, it is conveyed that girls are lazy, poor in mathematicsand engineering. The blacks continue to score below 75% in almost alltests but this does not mean all blacks are illiterate.
What good eliminating this disparity will make is a topic ofdiscussion. First, the gap of economic and educational disparity willreduce. Racial equality will be promoted between men and womenearnings and the number of college graduates will go up. From theperspective of Christopher and Philips, the gap between the black andwhites on tests of cognitive ability have reduces over time and moreeffort for total elimination is required for both the whites andblacks (Christopher et-al 56).
It is believed that teachers in white schools have a negativeattitude towards the black and they consider then to have a lowlearning ability which is not true. Suggested strategies to reducesblack-white test scores include things like keeping a class at aminimum number possible to ensure that all students get equal chanceof participation, testing qualification of teachers in the fields ofvocabulary and mathematics so that right content is delivered tostudents as well as raising teachers expectations on those studentsthat perform poorly in class (Reyna 66).
Narrowing the gap means that parenting practices has to change aswell as changing the early schooling system of black children bytaking them to kindergartens. This are among the practices that havemade the gap reduce in recent times. When a black and white withequal tests score gets almost same earnings, winning theirintelligence tests is a key point to focus on of public policy. Thismay appear awkward to some people but which is the best practice totake to achieve equality on the tests is a question of concern.Opinions of experts on race, children development and economics arevital here though the challenge remains on what we know about testscores and what step should be taken to eliminate the disparity thatstill exists (Christopher et-al 56).
Jencks, Christopher, and Meredith Phillips. The Black-WhiteTest Score Gap. Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press,1998. Pdf.
Reyna, Christian. Lazy, Dumb, or Industrious: When StereotypesConvey Attribution Information in the Classroom. EducationalPsychology Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2000.