In the novel “And Still We Rise: The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City Students” written by Miles Corwin demonstrates how Inner City Los Angeles is not just full of gangbangers and drug dealers, but also full of success and diversity. Corwin, a reporter, spent a year at Crenshaw High School to document the lives of the students as they manage to fight the obstacles in Advanced Placement English, inside and outside of class. Toni Little, an AP English teachers, also struggles this year due to the fact of discrimination for being the only white teacher. Corwin also spent the year with another AP English teacher, Anita Moultrie, who is Little’s “nemesis.” After taking several beatings of discrimination from Moultrie, the school
There are many differences between HBCU’s and PWI’s. “An Historically Black Institution were founded by people who believed African Americans and white students have an equal right to be educated” (Prager 1). Today these institutions function to preserve the history of African American culture, while providing students a safe and comfortable platform for educational enrichment (Roebuck 1). Predominately white institutions serve to educate all students, but since the majority of the population is white, the concerns of the majority students will be made a priority (Roebuck 2). Both types of institutions have a multitude of differences including funding, learning style, and school environment. Historically black institutions cater to the
“Kids at Hope” has become a part of the Herndon High School’s framework for all students and the entire staff. Kids at Hope is “a strategic, cultural framework designed to engage entire communities to support success for all children, no exceptions”. It is a cultural framework with strategies based on three leading principles and practices: We Believe, We Connect and We Time Travel. The “We Connect” component of Kids at Hope supports the notion that as long as children have meaningful and sustainable relationship with caring adults they will be successful. Those caring adults are called the ACES. There are four ACES of Kids at Hope: Ace of Heart, Ace of Clubs, Ace of Spades and Ace of Diamonds. The ACE of Heart is those adults responsible
Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States founded primarily for the education of African Americans. Prior to the mid-1960s, HBCUs were virtually the only institutions open to African Americans due to the vast majority of predominantly white institutions prohibiting qualified African Americans from acceptance during the time of segregation. As such, they are institutional products of an era of discrimination and socially constructed racism against African Americans (Joseph, 2013). Successfully, millions of students have been educated in spite of limited resources, public contempt, accreditation violations, and legislative issues. The purpose of this research paper is to discuss
The video “Tale of Two Schools: Race and Education on Long Island” presents David and Owen, two African-American students with similar backgrounds and grades who attend two different high schools in separate districts that have drastically different access to resources, community support, income, etc. Wyandanch Memorial High School is located in a poor district, while South Side High School is located in Rockville Center which is a more affluent and diverse district. The effects of the districts having varying levels of access to quality resources and diversity is exemplified throughout the video with regards to the way the students interact with each other, their grades, and their careers after high school.
Schooling systems have been the same since anyone could remember. What might need to change for students to get the equal amount of education as the “gifted” students? Will students still benefit from the lack of renewal in the education system? According to the authors from chapter 4 "How We Learn" Alfie Kohn, John Taylor Gatto, Bell Hooks, and Kristina Rizga, explaining in their essays published in "Acting Out Culture" by James S. Miller. They agree the educational system needs a big change if it’s going to impact the future of their students.
In the following article author Adam Gorlick talks about a study conducted by psychologists in Stanford that had helped raise the GPAs of minority students. The article starts off with the premise that most new minority students entering college will often feel like they or their racial dont belong in the institute and due to that belief they tend to do worse in school and feel like outsiders. According to Greg Walton and Geoffrey Cohen they saw a substantial increase in participant’s gpas throughout the following years and reporting some to graduate at the top of their class. This was done by having two groups of students who were either asked to read reflections written by upperclassmen on their experience or read something completely irrelevant
Although Sterling, Illinois contains poverty and some struggle to provide for one self, the difficulties faced by children and teens in Sterling’s community rarely stoop to the experiences of Ishmael Beah. Beah illustrates throughout his memoir, many situations where he and his friends struggle for food, water, shelter, and basic safety needs. Students in Sterling High School should be aware of these very real lifestyles that teens across the globe live through every day. In one situation, Beah tells, “Two people came out, a woman and a young child. They were on fire…the woman fell and stopped moving. The child gave a loud screech and sat next to a tree. He stopped moving” (94). Being a witness to pure terror, violence, and suffering is not something residents of Sterling, Illinois experience often; when they do it is not on the same level as other parts of the world. Beah remembers this because it traumatized him, and it reminds readers of how fortunate citizens of the United States really are. Naivety is a major weakness of fortunate people, and being blind to the horrors surrounding them is ignorance. Ignorance by definition is a lacking of knowledge or information, and by continuing to teach A Long Way Gone, Sterling High School will gain awareness and truth to how the world really behaves outside of the land of liberty and the red, white,
The more educated people are, the better their chances at achieving the American Dream, and integration is essential in creating equal opportunities for all children within public school systems. People with an education have a larger income, have a better chance of earning the respect of fellow citizens, and are more likely to get jobs. Knowledge is power, and many young people living in the Projects are intelligent and full of submerged potential, but they live in a place where it is an achievement just to graduate from high school. They have lost the hope that was alive and thriving during the life of their grandparents, when Martin Luther King was a beacon of hope. The children in the projects might have low expectations for their
Corwin records the lives of twelve incredible students during their high school years. Corwin takes us on an excursion in the lives of these young people who battles everyday life issues with some characters dealing with gang violence, to some dealing with domestic abuse. Corwin shows how they overcame their obstacles and went on to do great things as a student in their high school. The fact that these young people were able to rise above their terrible conditions, gives me inspiration and motivation to do my best in school and to fight for success and equality in life/society. I enjoyed “And We Still Rise” because it showed even in the worst of circumstances there is
Delgado and Stefancic (2011) stated that Critical Race Theory explores how “race, racism, and power intersect to create different circumstances for people of color within society [...] and in postsecondary institutions” (as cited in Quaye, 2013, p. 172). Within the field of higher education, it is important for student affairs professionals to recognize how race permeates all aspects of an individual’s life to fully understand their students’ experiences. Unlike other student development theories, such as Baxter-Magolda’s (2008) self-authorship and Abes, Jones, and McEwen’s (2007) Model of Multiple Identities, CRT places race at the “center of the analysis and assumes that race is omnipresent” in an individual’s life (Quaye, 2013, p. 167).
While some students view the racial climate on DePauw’s campus as positive, the majority I had asked did not. The reasoning behind each answer differed, yet there was a consensus decision that there has recently been a negative racial climate on campus. There are many different theories as to how a campus may have a positive or negative racial climate, however some in particular accurately relate to DePauw’s campus. As previously discussed, the diversity of the student body has drastically increased, and some race relation theorists believe that this in itself is one of the main causes of racial tension. This may be true because according to Sylvia Hurtado, “When ‘harmonious inequality’ is challenged by subordinates, dominant groups are
At the beginning of Chapter two in Difference Matters, Allen (2012) states that when she/he saw a picture with Latinos, she/he assumed that they had committed a crime or done something wrong. Allen (2012) said that “my social conditioning had kicked in” (p. 65). According to Tillyer and Engel (2013),
Freedom Writers written and directed by Richard LaGravenese , based on the book, The Freedom Writers Diary, by The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell .“At 16, I’ve probably witnessed more dead bodies than a mortician,” says a Woodrow Wilson High School student, before matter-of-factly describing a life in which gang and domestic violence are everyday occurrences.1 Racism , that is, basing on racial, people are divided into different social classes. Racism not only be the reason to prejudice students, but also be the root of violence. As Eva says: “schools are like the city and the city is just like a person, all of them divided into separate sections, depending on tribes.” 2Shortly after the Rodney King riots in L.A., new school teacher Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank) wants to experience the difficult freshman class of Wilson High School, made up of some ethnic groups’ kids that the system has given up on. The optimistic young teacher Erin comes up with her confidence to try her best to get the kids to learn more about themselves and the world around them, finding the meaning of their lives in journals, while fighting with fellow teachers and the school principal about her techniques. Erin tries her best to break the ice between the people with love and understanding, while school including dean keeps on racism and regard students as hopeless people. More generally, Basing on racism, on the one hand, some people that are
The United States of America professes ideals of equality, and above all, freedom, as is so ardently protected in its Constitution. In regards to this, the question of whether or not government has the right to enforce strict laws on both public and private campuses is debated upon. As it is, public universities, despite its expensive cost, are funded by way of the public through governmental means. For this reason, government should indeed have an incentive towards securing an accessible education to the entire population with public schooling. Private schools, however, are under no obligation to be put under such scrutiny. Nonetheless, stringent government legislature on diversity, regardless of the method of school funding, would only serve