Title: American Public Schools: A Vision of Dialogue & Inclusion
1 American Public Schools A Vision of Dialogue Inclusiona digital journey by Kristina Martin 2 (No Transcript) 3 Failing our black Latino and American Indian youth 38 of all k-12 students lower college entrance rates less access to advanced courses higher discipline rates higher dropout rates lower standardized test scores 4 (No Transcript) 5 (No Transcript) 6 Transformation 7 (No Transcript) 8 (No Transcript) 9 (No Transcript) 10 (No Transcript) 11 (No Transcript) 12 When she looked up a tear was leaking down her cheek. Its really confusing this year Im too white to be Latina and Im too Latina to be whitesome of the Latinos are saying Ive turned into a Gringa. The teacher asked if I was in the right class the first day of advanced math and another student asked if my family was bringing tacos to the food night but Bolivians dont really eat tacos people assume Im Mexican they dont even ask. Marcela had always been in a special math class one rung above honors. But by winter she was getting disappointing gradesand beginning to worry about being moved down a level. 13 Two passages from the pages of this Student Rights Responsibilities handbook represent the entirety of diversity and conflict resolution guidance offered by a school in one of the top 5 districts in the nation they only provide more if required by an incident. THIS IS IT! 14 (No Transcript) 15 Critical inquiry Communication skills Human agency taking action 16 8-15 classroom hours per month Increase teacher effectiveness Reduce incidents of aggression Increase awareness and dialogue on social justice issues Increase student performance Increase student participation 17 The fight for social justice begins in the classroom. - Barack Obama July 2008 18 If our schools continue to fail half of our students what will the state of our nation be in twenty years 19
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