In my Labor Employment Relations class, which focuses on Race and Gender Employment, we recently finished reading a book called ‘Pedigree’, by Lauren Rivera. This book looks at elite students’ (kids who come from families in the top 20%) continued success. While there is a belief in America that hard work and dedication will lead […]Read more "Elite Students: True Merit or Socioeconomic Privilege?"
Throughout every teacher’s career in education, an obstacle will undoubtedly stand in his or her way. These issues may present themselves as simple corrections of behavior, but more commonly, problems such as addressing race and ethnicity are an even trickier and more problematic issue. The question of utilizing academic tracking as a form of homogenous […]Read more "Academic Tracking to Solve Racial Issues in School"
The deliberation I chose to attend was on the topic of race and the stigma surrounding race. The way this group chose to format their talk was exceptional. A decent amount of people came- around 30 (mostly Penn State students). Since the audience was large, we were split up into two smaller groups to discuss […]Read more "Deliberation Reflection"
Last week, on February 7th, Republican Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary by the Senate. The 50-50 vote was ultimately determined by Vice President Mike Pence. Interestingly enough, two republican Senate members voted against DeVos. Upon taking a look at her website, DeVos has been involved in politics for 35 years, and was chairman […]Read more "Thoughts on New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos"
Happy National School Choice Week! We are a little late, as this occurred last week, but that is okay. According to their website, NSCW’s main objective is to “raise public awareness of all types of education options for children”. NSCW also heavily encourage parent involvement in children’s education. This raises many questions, such as “How much involvement […]Read more "Parental Involvement in Education"