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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What issue do PS261 and PS79 share?
(a) Lack of up-to-date resources.
(b) Unqualified teachers.
(c) Low enrollment.
(d) Lack of space.

2. What does the principal at PS79 say he will have to do if more students enroll at his school?
(a) He will have to expand his classes.
(b) He will have to bus them to another school.
(c) He will have to find another building.
(d) He will have to hold some classes in temporary trailers.

3. Who used to attend the church in Camden that Kozol passes while chatting with two teachers from Camden High School?
(a) Robert Frost.
(b) Walt Whitman.
(c) Langston Hughes.
(d) Martin Luther King, Jr.

4. What type of early child care program can the principal at PS79 not start at his school?
(a) Head Start program.
(b) Pre-kindergarten.
(c) Morning kindergarten.
(d) Even State program.

5. According to Kozol, students in what racial group are more often categorized with a speech disorder?
(a) White.
(b) Asian.
(c) Hispanic.
(d) Black.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason do students give Kozol for dropping out of school in New York?

2. How does Harper's mother describe her life in an Anacostia neighborhood?

3. According to Kozol, students in what racial group are more often categorized as retarded?

4. What type of people does Octovia, a child at the Anacostia elementary school, say that the girls want to be like when they grow up?

5. What are two of the problems that Vernon Dover, principal of Pyne Point Junior High, tells Kozol exist at his school?

Short Essay Questions

1. What similarity exist between selective schools in New York and Chicago?

2. Describe PS 261.

3. Why would the students at Woodrow Wilson High want to remain there rather than attending a school with better resources?

4. What three Supreme Court justices wrote dissents for the Milliken v. Bradley case? Why did each dissent?

5. What problems do highly selective schools create in New York? Why do they create these problems?

6. Who is Joe Clark? What role did he play in the New Jersey public school system?

7. How does Kozol describe the two worlds of Washington, D.C.?

8. What does Tunisia, a student at Anacostia Elementary School, say that she would do if she had money? Why?

9. How do the children attending public schools in the suburbs of New York that Kozol interviews feel about sharing funding and resources with children at urban public schools?

10. How do the suburban schools in New York compare to the urban schools in New York?

(see the answer keys)

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