The History of a Public Controversy
Group Members: Emma Barber, Noelia Ortiz-Landazabal, Ava Self, Anushka Shah, Taylor Young, Anna Zuckerman
Topic: Segregation in Schools
Segregation in Schools
Working Thesis: Segregation in schools is a problem in the public-schools of the USA, so we want to show how this is a prevalent issue, which not only happens among schools, but also within classes
LIST OF RESEARCH TOPICS
What is the controversy? (Does it exist? Yes/No How do we know it’s a controversy? Explain.)
- Current state of segregation in schools
- How did we get here?
- How did it arise?
- What has influenced it?
- Legislation regarding segregation
- Magnet schools
- How does segregation affect students?
- Achievement gap
- Access to resources
- Quality of life
- How is this going to impact the future of public school education?
- Betsy DeVos
- School choice
- Explicit Examples
- Empirical Evidence
- Find schools where integration works
- Find schools that are segregated
- Address the other side of the argument; it doesn’t exist
- Questions that come up from research?
Division of Research
In this chart, we distribute the research among our group members to complete this aspect of the project more efficiently. To ensure overlap and thorough research of each major question, each member has been assigned at least three topics. Everyone was able to pick their own topics to research, so all group members have had a say in this process. In addition to researching, we will summarize and take notes from our research and add that material to a separate folder for research.
|Research Topic||Group Members|
|History of school segregation?||Anna||Taylor||Ava|
|Legislation on school segregation?||Anna||Noelia||Emma|
|How does segregation affect students?||Noelia||Ava||Emma|
|How is it going to impact the future of public school education?||Ava||Anushka||Taylor|
|Other side: It doesn’t exist:||Anna||Anushka||Taylor|
|Other that arises from research||Free to anyone||Free to anyone||Free to anyone|
In this chart, we have assigned two people to serve as the team leaders for each major part of the assignment. These roles do not mean that we will not work together on all aspects, rather they help to better organize the structure of our group, so we can accomplish each task more efficiently.
|Writing Script/Story board||Ava||Taylor|