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Old 06-06-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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I found this article very interesting

Contextual Accountability - The Educator's Room

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Every school is a microcosm of the community it serves—that is, every school that serves any and all students in the neighborhood. Peaceful schools are nestled in peaceful environs. If there are drugs or violence in the streets, educators will contend with drugs and violence working their way into the school like crickets through unseen cracks. If there are racist or misogynistic attitudes in the homes, they will manifest themselves on campus. And so it goes. If there is materialism, superiority, entitlement, narcissism, coldness, anti-intellectualism, vanity, laziness, or greed ensconced in the hearts of the parents or grandparents or neighbors or pastors or businessmen or family friends who act out their human dialogues in the public space shared with students, then students will bring traces of those attitudes with them into class and the air will hang with secondhand dysfunction.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Every school performs as well as the demographic it serves.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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A school is a reflection of it's community.
If you have problems in the community then those problems are reflected in the schools.
I keep saying that we cannot solve the problems in the schools because the problems are not in the schools.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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Every school performs as well as the demographic it serves.
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A school is a reflection of it's community.
If you have problems in the community then those problems are reflected in the schools.
I keep saying that we cannot solve the problems in the schools because the problems are not in the schools.
Both of these are correct, but it is so much easier, especially politically, to blame the schools.
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