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Micah LoganDowns, K. (n.d.). What 'White Folks Who Teach in the Hood' get wrong about education. Retrieved September 15, 2017, from -who-teach-in-the-hood-get-wrong-about-education/The article, what 'White Folks Who Teach in the Hood' get wrong about Education., K. Downs discusses incidents at school involving teachers who teach in urban neighborhoods. Downs argues that “There’s a teacher right now in urban America who’s going to teach for exactly two years and he’s going to leave believing that these young people can’t be saved.” (para. 1) The conditions of the schools and the lack of resources in this neighborhood results in teachers becoming discouraged and less motivated to teach in their classrooms. It brings readers into the classrooms and highlights the reasons why the children of such schools are not receiving high-quality instruction. Hollister (2007) mentions that it is better to actually get involved and dosomething about everything that is going wrong in education rather than just sitting around and complaining about it. Spring (2006) notes that schools need to be a place where students feel safeand comfortable. In another Spring article (2005) argues that many of the political agendas presented in today’s governmental society should be used as educational goals. All of these articles play part in shaping our schools, and the lives of our children. Digging deeper, these issues specifically corresponds to our urban schools today and what they face each and every day.
In the classroom, from a student’s perspective instructors are supposed to be the ones thatwe to for guidance, leadership and someone to look to when something is going wrong. In the school setting, teachers normally symbolize a sense of security for the students. When that is taken away or altered, it can create a sense of distress where the children may not know what to do in certain situations, or be inspired to do certain things. Downs gives examples of situations where teachers who are in the less desirable school settings, usually give up on their students.