Crossing the Tracks

How “Untracking” Can Save America’s Schools

A highly praised study of ways in which schools have successfully experimented with heterogeneous grouping in the classroom

“A logical and elegant argument for a revolution in the classroom.” —Theodore R. Sizer, Brown University

One of the hottest controversies in educational circles today concerns the practice of “tracking,” or grouping students by ability, beginning in the early grades. With chapters on parental involvement, teacher training, curriculum reform, student aspirations, and examples of programs and practices that have been tried across the nation, Crossing the Tracks is the first book to outline a specific course of action for parents, teachers, administrators, and others ready to join the “untracking” movement.