They lack adequate food, housing, and health care. This affects them greatly as they are not able to concentrate on the studies. For example, lack of adequate housing affects a student’s ability to perform well.
The current educational practices that relate to the book include the following. Making school knowledge has meaning by using curriculum guides in different grade levels and subjects. Some of the subjects taught in schools include Science, Mathematics, Social Science, and English language. However, there is a struggle over the school curriculum. There is an exclusion of people of color, especially women. Oftentimes, students of color who are working class get the exposure to different programs that reflect diverse educational policies. In addition, schools have policies and laws to make them effective, efficient, and equitable. Moreover, there is a distribution of resources to support all students learning needs but this will depend on what kind of school a student attends. Most students in suburban schools have qualified teachers, and the resources to be successful in post-secondary education (Oakes & Lipton, 2006). Students in urban schools are unloved and have minimal resources. The schooling outcomes bring the differences in opportunity. African American and low-income children lag behind and more often take low ability and drop out of school at higher rates. They do not perform well in school, few proceed to college, and fewer earn college degrees. On the other hand, the whites have better income, perform well in school, and proceed to earn degrees. There are increased expectations from public schools as the society has charged the schools with several social responsibilities like preserving the American culture and supporting the economy of the nation.
The author’s perspective addresses the current educational practices by designing instructions that make students achieve high expectations. Teachers need to ...Show more