JeanAnyon wrote about this best in her study “Social Class and School Knowledge.” The argument, whichwas based on a study of I think 5 elementary schools came down to this: The poor learn to follow rules and the rich learn how to think independently and develop their own judgement. 216 more words
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By teaching them “facts”, schools can make a difference in helping bring kids out of poverty.
Facts, background knowledge, and content knowledge are all education-related terms that can be used interchangeably, and can be… 376 more words
The Junior League of Minneapolis’ (JLM) strives to focus its community volunteer and advocacy efforts on the achievement gap in Minneapolis. However, it is often difficult to envision the potential impact of our local community projects if they were applied throughout the United States. 198 more words
What To Do When Your Student Says “I’m Stupid!”
“For students with learning differences, empathy is more powerful than any skill or strategy. These kids are often trying harder than their peers and are frequently less successful. 28 more words