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  •  The funny thing is (1+ / 0-)
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    We largely still DO "track" students, and now we even make it official.  My mom once told me that when she was in high school, they weren't told that they were tracked, but it was completely obvious to everyone.

    Now they label classes as "honors" and "AP."

    28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

    by TDDVandy on Sun May 20, 2012 at 09:13:40 PM PDT

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    •  Yep, (1+ / 0-)
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      we are treated just like cattle, there is prime rib and then there is pink slime.  But, in our society that is how judgment is doled out and I wish with all my heart it would have changed by now, but instead it has only gotten worse.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees this happening in our society.  

      And the thing is, if your one the lucky ones you would never have any idea of what the plight of others are, nor would you understand their struggles, but you would be made a leader of all those who struggle.  Which is why I think we are in such a horrible state both politically and financially.  

      "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

      by zaka1 on Sun May 20, 2012 at 09:53:44 PM PDT

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      •  Actually... (1+ / 0-)
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        To be fair, I was placed in the gifted program in middle school and took mostly honors and AP classes in high school.

        Of course, by the time I graduated I had grown sick of the pricks who felt like the kids in "standard" courses were beneath them.  I actually went out of my way to hang around with some of those kids.  Turns out they were more fun to be around.

        28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

        by TDDVandy on Sun May 20, 2012 at 10:30:43 PM PDT

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        •  Well of course (1+ / 0-)
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          us ungifted kids are more fun to be with we had to actually develop a good sense of humor!  I didn't mean to insult you at all and I'm sorry if I did.  

          "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

          by zaka1 on Mon May 21, 2012 at 12:19:54 AM PDT

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