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Nov 26, 2018

A former educator believes the K-12 grading system must be changed to reflect equity. He says that system, for the most part, has systemically retained achievement and opportunity gaps – even though they are thought to benefit students and be neutral – actually enable teachers’ unconscious biases to infect the system. On today’s Perspective, a look at ways to minimize any negative impact on learning, especially on students who are vulnerable.

Guest: Joe Feldman, an author who has worked in education at the local and national levels for over 20 years as a teacher, principal and district administrator.

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