Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Urban Education

Q.  How deal with the problems of urban education?

A. We need to change the image of urban areas by presenting positive images of what actually occurs in urban schools.

V Kinloch. Language Arts (Sep. 07), 61-68.

[RayS: All right, this will not solve all the problems of urban education, but I think it is one piece of the puzzle. The only images of urban areas I see are the "If it bleeds, it leads" of Channel 6, Action News each night--a daily chronicle of murder, rape, arson, and other assorted violence, etc. The perfunctory 30-second image of students gathered around the piano or receiving awards does not convey the kind of positive image needed to change people's views of urban education.]

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