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Minority Groups and School Performance

Explores the question of minority-student performance in American public schools from two sociological perspectives, conflict theory and symbolic interactionist theory. Outlines a hypothesis that each theory would suggest, and how that hypothesis might be tested.
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MINORITIES AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE Conflict and Symbolic-Interactionist Perspectives Much evidence indicates that the performance of minority students inAmerican public schools is not distributed randomly that is thatmembership in a minority group tends to correlate to school performance Members of some minority groups show significantly greater academic successon average than whites or the student population as a whole Members ofother minority groups are significantly more likely to struggle in school There is no evidence that members of any human population haveinherently greater or

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