Adrian Elliott Ms. Houghton E1AH2 6 February 2018 Urban Tech and Wes Moore Poverty in urban cities is an issue many kids in today's economy have to face Urban Tech provides inner-city children that live in poverty and are surrounded by bad influences with technology and support that aims to provide a better education and have a positive influence on their lives and choices. Urban techs focus is Social and emotional learning also known as SEL. In social-emotional learning children and adults are taught about attitudes, and skills which they need to understand and manage their emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Urban tech’s flagship program is the Youth Leadership Academy or YLA program.
In the Introduction Jensen gives his reasoning of why he has written this book. Following the introduction is chapter one of his book. Chapter 1 details what poverty is and all the different types of poverty, it also describes how poverty affects the home, schools, and the communities. Chapter 2 factual based especially the end that gives a lot of facts and hard data. The chapter early on explains how poverty negatively affects a student’s behavior and academic achievement.
In the documentary, Waiting for Superman, Davis Guggenheim discusses the defects of the United States Public Education. Guggenheim interviews influential educators that bring their ideas and opinions regarding the education. Throughout the documentary, Guggenheim also presents five students whose are trying to get accepted into charter schools so they can have a better education than what they would receive in a public school. After watching this documentary, I was astounded by statistics and revelations about the United State Public schools systems. Although, I graduated from a public school and plan to work in a public school this documentary shed some light into what I will be facing in this academic
In “If I Were A Poor Black Kid,” writer Gene Marks claims that poor inner city children have opportunities to be successful in life if they follow the advices/ideas he gives such as, to magnet/private school, have technology access and get good grades. Throughout the article Marks, emphasizes that poor inner city kids have the ability to be successful but they do not want to use the resource they have available. This article has been a controversial because Marks compare himself with the poor inner city kids without having knowledge about the challenges poor inner city kids face daily. The argument the author presents in the article may seem logical on the surface but investigating more deeply it can be unreasonable. Gene Marks is a man who comes from a middle class white background.
The author of the article also debates about how sociology transforms people's personal problems into political and public problems. I do agree with what Mills is individuals act different from one another because of their upbringing or their roots. I like how this article
So this is about Young People answering Surveys/Interviews. Rationale Many students have discriminated and commented about their opposite gender and different colored people. I am keen to spread awareness, educate, and tell the consequences of racism to the youngsters.
In order to understand the oppressive nature of Apartheid we need to look back at the development of the Afrikaner people, and their struggle to be a people (Volk). We will look at the building blocks, that the British instituted, with tis in mind the ideology of Apartheid education on the mindset of white children The Building blocks of oppression in education After the Boer war the British High Commissioner for Southern Africa, Sir Alfred Milner, used this opportunity to Instil the English language and British cultural values, in the two annexed provinces the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. Afrikaner churches tried to counter the British influence and proposed an education program, CNE- Christian National Education.
Imparting shadow education to children is strongly correlated with income of the family and living location of the students (Bray and Kwok, 2003; Kim and Lee, 2001; Silova, 2006 and Paviot, 2008). Macro factors includes the competition in marks and exams, weakness, examination, syllabus, size of the class, salary of the teacher and corruption are the major reasons behind opting private tuition. Chuadhry W (2012) concluded that the motivating factors for shadow education includes better learning, quality teachers, competition, personality building, high grades and social status. Poor performance of government institutes acted as push factor.
(Karagiannis,Stainback & Stainback, 1996). Children with mental retardation, behavioural or emotional problems and children with visual, hearing or physical and other health impairments can be categorised as children with Special Education Needs. That being said, Special Education can be described as the education of children who have social differences in a mental and a physical perspective from the average person, in a manner that they usually need amendments in the usual educational tasks of schools. Historically, people with disabilities have not being treated nicely.
In summary, "The Nations Shame" is a descriptive article based on the facts and information of child poverty as well as,other surrounding factors . To further explain, the article is constructed by facts and logic to give the reader insight on why exactly child poverty is an issue. For example, the author brings up a topic of single women living in the U.S.. James Henslin then backs his argument by going in depth into how single parenthood correlates with child
As a piece of the unequal education area this is a perfect representation of blacks channeled thought the pipeline and not being able to gain their freedom and liberty from their wrongdoings. People send their children to school to learn and to improve themselves and also their communities. However, the desks that these students sit in are now counted by the state prison to determine what percentage will make up their inmates. There are various factories centriole to inequities in the black education field, for instance unequal punishment, more stagnation with the juvenile justice system, and other circumstances create the ideal circumstance that leaves blacks without the same educational opportunities as whites. In the US News
That is not how education is supposed to be implemented. I also see education as both a residual as well as institutional for the children in this community. To really understand this we have to define residual welfare. Residual welfare is only put in place purely for the poorer in society, it essentially provides a safety net for those otherwise unable to cope financially. One of the residual programs that the community created was an after school program at St. Ann’s in the Bronx.
While Mrs. Moran is considering the socioeconomic status of Tyrel’s family, she should also be considering how gender, language differences, and family dynamics affect Tyrel. M. Baruth and L. Manning suggests that African American males tend to need an alternative education to address individual needs (2013). Taking time to know the individual student and his needs should be a major priority. Language differences may also create a barrier in Tyrel’s education. If parents are non-readers or undereducated, then the meaning of many words he may hear in a learning environment will differ dramatically from the words he is exposed to at home.
Savage Inequalities Book Review Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol is an in-depth analysis of America’s public school system and the problems that encompass it. Kozol’s book examines some of the poorest public schools in the United States and attempts to explain how the school or school district plummeted so far into the depths of poverty. Kozol believes that the biggest problem public school faces is segregation, which is still very real in many parts of the United States. Racism and a lackadaisical attitude toward the education of minority groups in America are the roots of the problems that public schools face.