Week 4 Reading Questions

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Week Four Reading Questions Kozol – “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid” 1) What does Kozol mean by “educational apartheid” and why does it exist in America? Educational apartheid is the gap between the education of students who come from a wealthier family (usually White), and that of poorer, urban families (mostly Black and Hispanic). 2) According to Kozol what are the consequences of scripted curriculum and teaching for testing? Distances the relationship between student and teacher. Students become “robots.” Achievement gap between black and white children has grown. Children aren’t learning, but simply temporarily learning for the test. 3) How would Kozol respond to a person who argued that putting more money into inner city schools wouldn’t solve the problem? The money would otherwise be used for cutting class size by constructing new school buildings, or providing more children with preschool. Lowenstein – “The Way We Live Now: The Inequality Conundrum” Lowenstein characterizes class as having the inequalities among them grow wider. Some solutions to the economic equality that Lowenstein analyzes are getting more people to graduate from college. We can either fix the schools, or fix the students, both of which would cost a lot of money. Swartz
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2008 for the course DOC 1 taught by Professor Gilson during the Fall '07 term at UCSD.

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