The American Dream and the Public Schools examines issues that have excited and divided Americans for years, including desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, and ability grouping. While these are all separate problems, much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing—an apparent conflict between policies designed to promote each student's ability to succeed and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how policies to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class, and often conflict with policies that are intended to benefit everyone. They propose a framework that builds on our nation's rapidly changing population in order to help Americans get past acrimonious debates about schooling. Their goal is to make public education work better so that all children can succeed.
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Jennifer L. Hochschild, Nathan Scovronick. The American Dream and the Public Schools. Ebook.Web 2 April 2014
The American Dream and the Public Schools examines issues that have excited and divided Americans for years, including desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, and ability grouping. This book discuss many types of discrimination in todays public school systems. The authors of the book show how many students face discrimination on a daily basis.The authors show how policies to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class, and often conflict with policies that are intended to benefit everyone. They propose a framework that builds on our nation's rapidly changing population in order to help Americans get past acrimonious debates about schooling. Their goal is to make public education work better so that all children can succeed.
A panel discussion on the ramifications of widespread in-school disciplinary measures that push at-risk youth out of the educational system and into the crim...
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"The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Discipline and Discrimination in Public Schools " 5 March 2014. Web. 2 April 201
On March 5 , a panel discussion of three people occur to discuss weather or not if the wide spread in school disciplinary measure that push at risk teenagers out of the educational system is a act of discrimination. Parents send their kids to school for two things to learn and for safety. Some parents , and even students believe if you misbehave or put your self or other in harms way during school hours you don't belong in the public education system. Can that be consider as discrimination? In this youtube video each panelist gave good arguments on how some ways it could be consider discrimination. When researching this topic, discipline was categorize as a type of discrimination. At first, I was kind of torn, but has I continued to research I found that some have made discipline an issue due to your race and the color of your skin. In public schools today, studies have shown that all receive the equal amount of punishment.
Miko, Irenne. "single sex classrooms Gaining popularity into public schools." Cartoon 9 July 2012 Web. 1 April 2014
Can single sex classrooms be consider as discriminations in public schools ? Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, esp. on the grounds of race, age, or sex. Single Sex classroom has become very popular in todays schools. In this generation some parents love the idea having a all female class and an a male class, but where there are some parents who think separating the children is discrimination. Many public schools give you the option to pick and choose if you would like your child to experience a single sex classroom. I chooses this image because I feel it shows good example of discrimination in single sex classroom. The brick wall represents separation. Certain types of separation can be consider has unfairness . In today society , single sex classroom are gaining popularity in to the public schools. I do believe dividing the children by gender can be consider discriminations against each other.
"Justices to Hear Public School Sex-Discrimination Case." Education Week. 18 June 2008 Web 2 April 2014
Sex discrimination cases in public schools does not only occur with teachers. This case arises from claims that a kindergarten girl was subjected to sexual harassment by a 3rd grade boy while riding the bus to school. Each time the girl wore a dress to school, the boy allegedly forced her to lift her skirt, pull down her pants, and spread her legs, according to court papers. Some would ask how is this discriminating , this is more of a sexual harassment case. After reading the article I've come to the conclusion that its both. The School fail to really handle the situation. The School and the local police investigated the charges and found a little to no evidence to charge the third grader. The school offer the suggestion that maybe the kindergartener was possibly encouraging the harrasement and suggested she should be remove from the bus. Her parents did not like that well. They feel that their child is being discriminated against because of her sex. To me its a simple case of who is more advance in this situation, the third grader or the kindergartener? Is it fair for her to be discriminated against for his crime? Should he switch buses instead of her ?
Racism and Discrimination Affects Everyone A kid, crying and sniffling, has had a rough day. Why
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F., Tanner. "Racism and Discrimination" Aurora, CO Web. 2 April 2014
This essay was more opinion base then facts. Tanner wrote the essay telling the story of his child hood friend and how he was tease based on his race. He goes on to say how his childhood friend was African American , and they did everything together even play on the same football league team. Tanner discusses how during a game his friend made an awesome play against the other team. One of the boys from the other team came across the field tackle his friend and call him the "N" word. This force the boy to not want to play football anymore. He was being discriminated against because of the color of his skin. Tanner stated in his essay how discrimination can affect everyone around you including yourself. Tanner also discusses how discriminating against someone because they are different from can also be known as bullying. He shares his opinion on how some bullying can lead some students to suicide and then you has the discriminators would have to live with the blood from others on your hand for the rest of your lives. Discrimination does affect everyone. All types of bullying is consider discrimination.
In this article, a Florida highschool student faces many different types of discrimination for being a Muslim. The teenage girl did not feel the need to stand up during the pledge of alligence. Us has Americans, we were taught the pledge and to stand during the pledge at an young age. Heather Lawerence, a fellow American student was very upset that the Muslim Student would not stand for the pledge. Heather made a comment to the student once she saw her in the hallway to next time for the pledge and she should take that thing (hijab) off her head and act like your proud to be an American. The school officials did not like Heather's comment to student and decided to suspend her for 5 days. When Heather's father came to the school to see why his daughter was suspended, he mad comment stating that his daughter had a right to state her opinion, that it was her freedom of speech. Just like not standing for the pledge was the Muslim student freedom of speech. Heather even admitted when ask "why dis you confront the Muslim student" , her response was because "she look middle eastern, and all middle eastern are bad". The school did not punish Heather for stating her opinion about the pledge but for the rude and discriminative comments she made
Almost 20 years ago, the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, a teacher in a small town in Iowa tried a daring classroom experiment. She decided to treat children with blue eyes as superior to children with brown eyes. Frontline explores what those children learned about discrimination and how it still affects them today.
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Cobb, Charlie. Peters, William. "A Class Divided" PBS 26 March 1985 Web. 2 April 2014
A class divided is a documentary program that originally aired on March 26 1985 on the PBs Network. In this film a teacher from a small town in Iowa decided to teach her students a little lesson on discrimination. Back in 1968, right around the time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed is when segregation was very big thing. One of Dr. King goals was to have all children of all race were able and allow to play together. Discrimination played a big part in the 1960's . In this transcript, perfect examples were giving on how the African American children were being discriminated against in the public school systems. is divided another word for discrimination? When you are being divided from something because of your skin color, are you being discriminated against? Discrimination plays many differerent type of roles .
Hatcher-Mays, Meagan. NRO: Addressing Racial Discrimination In Public Schools Is Obama Administration's "Most Foolhardy Idea Yet" www.mediamatters.org. 16 January 2014. Web. 27 March 2014
Hatcher-Mays’s blog discuss the issue on if the Obama administration is playing the “race card” or not. Some of the people in the community were quick to blame and point fingers because the guidelines address the fact that minority students are far more likely to be disciplined. Students are being punished for non-violent or minor disruptions in school. In today’s world more and more schools are relying on the school’s resource officers to handle these situations. In Hacther-May’s blog she expresses her feelings that more and more African American students are being lock up for those minor school issues. On January 8, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Education issued new, optional guidelines to help Obama Administration has been the most foolhardy idea yet. They have also stated that the discrimination in discipline shows up in studies when controlling for poverty and other factors. The National Review Online (NRO) has previously call the DOJ point of view very disturbing. DOJ point that is being made is to stop mistreating the students of color, so is it odd that the NRO would conclude the exact opposite? In her blog, her main goal is to have the audience to form an opinion for themselves and to agree with whoever they think is right? The audience she could be speaking to could be the parents, the students, teachers or anyone who is familiar with racism in the school systems.
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