State of Education: Part I
NATURE OF INQUIRY
This reports explores how inequality within the educational system can be addressed through creative
and innovative pedagogy. In order to understand the phenomenon that is being addressed,
According to Ray McDermott, what is failure?
Ray McDermott, simply put, defines failure as a figment of ones perception.
Failure is derived from comparisons between others and is never solely based on ones
own performance. Failure is only relative to wh
Model Minority Mindset
Model Minority Mindset
Growing up in the very liberal city of San Francisco, I really cannot say that I have felt
much discrimination growing up or that I have ever been a victim of serious prejudice. I lived in
the Asian dominate
Explain the difference between wealth and income.
How is this difference related to the concept of the class?
Income is the monetary value ones job brings in, in other words, their salary or wages
earned. Wealth is a combination of money, inheritance, a
Write reflection for extra credit
What do SATs really measure and are they fair?
$500 a year, for 5 years
Avg SAT score: 1000
70 years ago @ Harvard, 1933 James Conant Harvard president believed that
What is the historical purpose of education?
What is the real purpose of education?
How did we get to have public schools?
Who or what does education serve?
Is education necessarily a good thing?
How does education REALLY function?
Can you inherit a good
Why dont you go the right way?
Only notice the issues when they pop out at you.
Loren-> David & Gordon: Inter-ethnic (predisposes that youre not inside
You cant overthrow oppression and r
1) Overlapping and contesting purposes
2) Public vs. private purposes
Who/what is public?
Individual vs. common good
3) Prioritization of purposes
Different priorities, structures curriculum, pedagogy, and outcomes
4) All purposes are value-driven
First 3 years of life
Affects social interaction and communication skills
Found in 1/88 births
5x more likely in boys
theories to explain characteristics
empathy systemizing: empathy: the capacity to identify another persons emoti
SES- Social economic status
Categories (norm): Race(white) , Gender(male), Class(upper), Ethnic group(Europeans),
Sex(heterosexual) What it means to be American
All founding father fall in these social norms. (except sex, perhaps)
Majority of top 1%, the
Racial component to having class
Classless to rebel, to voice out opinion
Richard Sherman black male football player
Who has class and who has power in that class
Thug seems to equate to N*
being disciplined to behave a cer
America prides itself as being the land of equal opportunity, however; this equality is
often not present in Americas education system. Looking at schools across the country, one can
easily see the major deviations between facilities
State of Education: Part II
Our inquiry group visited some of the sites Todays Future Sound works with in the city of Oakland.
We met with Dr. Elliot Gann, his instructors for the program, and the students they work with at
Color of Fear Write-Up
Over the past three-day weekend I went back home to San Francisco. I live in the
Sunset District, an Asian-dominated neighborhood near the beach. On Saturday afternoon
I went with my mother to a