I decided to include this video in my tribute to Charles because Dr. W. C. Akins was an Assistant Principal at L.C. Anderson High School when we were students there! In the picture above, he stands in front of the "new" L. C. Anderson High School in Austin...Austin ISD kept the name; but changed the mascot from "Yellowjackets" to "Trojans". However, recently, Austin ISD began an effort to preserve the historic academic and other records of the 'ORIGINAL L.C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL" at the new school; and their current collection was dedicated and showcased at the school; so, I a very happy and appreciative of that effort to preserve our history. Please contribute any memorabilia you may have to our "treasures"!I am honored to have known this amazing African-American Educatorand Administrator and friend to the whole East Austin Community; as well as, the whole City of Austin! Dr. Akins was one of very few African-Americans in Austin who was honored with an Austin high school named after him! I had the pleasure, in the past few years, to periodically serve as a Substitute Teacher there after my retirement in 2012...I thought about him every time I entered the school and saw his name on that huge banner
in front and over the entrance to this beautiful school!
DR. AKINS AND I SHARE L.C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL AND
AS OUR ALMA MATERS!!!!
So, I was both delighted and amazed to find this video this morning....
Published on Mar 31, 2017
Dr. Akins in an interview with Stephanie Fletcher, speak about Tracking of students in education. Additionally, he talks abut desegregation and the learning process in our public schools.
In a tracking system, the entire school population is assigned to classes according to whether the students' overall achievement is above average, normal, or below average. Students attend academic classes only with students whose overall academic achievement is the same as their own.
Interviewer: Stephanie Fletcher. Director/Editor: Bruce Blackwell.
Taped at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, TX.