Quotes About Tracking

Quotes tagged as "tracking" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Maureen Johnson
“I followed your footsteps," he said, in answer to the unspoken question. "Snow makes it easy."
I had been tracked, like a bear.
"Sorry to make you go to all that trouble," I said.
"I didn't have to go that far, really. You're about three streets over. You just kept going in loops."
A really inept bear.”
Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

Dennis Miller
“A recent police study found that you're much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run.”
Dennis Miller

Steven Magee
“I routinely inform people when I meet them that I am like a real life version of Dory the fish, as I am very forgetful and have problems tracking conversations.”
Steven Magee

Jazz Feylynn
“Okay, I know she thinks her little bro stinks but that sounds like she's tracking him by his stench.”
Jazz Feylynn, Colorado State of Mind

“The middle class and upper middle class are highly attached to the institution of school explicitly as a sorting mechanism, as a way of justifying privileges of which middle-class members are already central beneficiaries. These critics suggest that the entire notion of schools as meritocracies actually reifies and reinforces class privilege--making those whom school rewards (those who already have a lot of benefits) feel they deserve the privileges they have.”
Kirsten Olson, Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture

“In addition to labeling kids who learn differently as problematic, sometimes defective, most schools classify, track, and categorize students from very early ages. As an abundance of research studies confirm, these classifications tend to become self-perpetuating and self-confirming. My interviewees illuminate the ways in which grades, tests, and opportunities to learn are often arbitrary or related to class, race, and gender. In the supposed meritocracy of schooling, these markers and estimations have profound impact, not just structuring how we fit into the learning hierarchy of an individual classroom, but who we are who whom we believe we will become.”
Kirsten Olson, Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture

Marge Piercy
“thinking about tracking. . . . Sometime in grade school, already your fate was settled, your social
class was established for the rest of your life.”
Marge Piercy, Dance the Eagle to Sleep

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