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Fixing Urban Schools
Transcript of Fixing Urban Schools
School funding vs the learning gap
Since NCLB, there has been very little improvement in urban tests scores
Blacks and Hispanics are still more likely to be found in high poverty schools as appose to others.
Under Prepared Teachers
Teachers in urban centers are mostly white, middle-class women, which creates a culture gap with students
Most teachers are unprepared to teach in an urban area, which leads to high turnover and lower test scores
Urban schools have 50% or more of students needing some sort special attention of some kind, vs 15-20% in a traditional setting
No Child Left Behind
Should urban schools receive more funding?
Where should the funding come from?
Where should the funding go?
Should schools be integrated based on race or income?
Has NCLB had a positive impact on students in urban schools?
Signed into law in 2002 by George W. Bush
Required schools to report achievement scores of all student groups
Standardized tests used as only determination of student progress
Sanctioned teachers for low test scores
How can teachers in urban areas be better trained to work/connect with urban students and make more of a positive impact?