Walter Fields Case Study

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Walter Fields, a New Jersey parent seek to enroll his daughter into an upper-level math class. Being African American, that proved to be a challenge, when his daughter was denied and placed into a lower-level course. She didn’t get the required recommendation from a teacher to enroll in the class. This sparked fire into Mr. Fields along with his wife, that led to a petition with the school’s principal to grant their daughter access to an upper-level class. By what is called “tracking” in the South Orange Maplewood School District, is a system created to hold many African American and Latino students behind from more advanced courses, even if they receive the grades

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