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Wednesday, October 05, 2005 

Minorities Get Inadequate Education, Well, Not ALL Minorities

DENVER (AP) - Black and Hispanic schoolchildren don't fare as well as white and Asian classmates in math, reading, writing and science in Colorado schools. Achievement test scores show a gap in both wealthy urban school districts and rural, poor ones, The Denver Post reported. A Boulder principal said performance gaps at her middle school reflect an influx of recent immigrants and native Spanish-speakers.

Does this mean that it’s not “minorities” in general that are being “oppressed” by our education system? If Asian children can score as high or higher than white children, why do some ascribe to the idea that black and/or Hispanic children are not getting a fair shake? Could some of the problem be in their social structure, not in the afforded opportunity?