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Inner-city v. Suburban High Schools

EDU 206 - Introduction to Adolescent Education

Reema Suhwail

on 9 August 2012

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Transcript of Inner-city v. Suburban High Schools

Suburban The public education system is funded by Federal, state, and local governments with the local and state governments providing much of the money.

Public education also is supported by property tax revenues and school districts can levy extra taxes as long as they are in accordance to their state and local guidelines. Urban vs. Suburban Students

Urban school students:
low income families
live in crime ridden streets
49.9% reported criminality of urban schools
minority students that have a limited proficiency in English
could be first 1st generation to graduate high school or go to college
lack of motivation or guidance from home

Suburban school Students:
higher income family’s middle class
parents of these students may not need to work all day
Criminality for suburban schools is 24.4% (in 2008)
Parents usually have graduated from high school or beyond Moving out to the suburbs!

Improvements were made in the 60’s and 70’s on the highway systems all over the United States.

Because of this families started to move out the inner city and settle down in the suburbs away from the city. North Olmsted High School Lincoln West High School Brian Ruiz Urban success story Urban vs. Suburban Families

Family Characteristics of suburban students: higher probability that they are 2 parent families which at least one may have completed college and have raised expectations for their children and push them to succeed in school and continue to college.

Urban family characteristics: higher probability that children grow up in single family settings and change schools more frequently because the parent changes their job. Urban vs. Suburban Teachers

Teachers in Urban Schools: have to deal with
lock of funding
obsolete facilities
student behavior

These are factors that that often deter teachers to apply for a job in urban schools.

Teachers in Suburbs: have
better experienced teachers because of better support and funding conditions
more say over the school’s curriculum which increases motivation for them to educate the students and it increases attendance rates of the students and it compensates the teachers with higher salaries Some characteristics of urban students:

Generational poverty
Short term poverty
Situational poverty (meaning job loss or death of a family member)
Do not have good physical and emotional health
Intellectual development is low as academic achievement
Aggression and violence and other social behavioral problems
Culturally diverse
Large number of students whose primary language is not English
High percentage of students who qualify for but not necessarily receive special ed services
Poor nutritional quality meals
Poor healthcare
Poor home environments
Dangerous neighborhoods
Crowded schools high student to teacher ratio
Poor funding facilities and resources urban suburban How safe do you feel in your school? What is your classroom like? What resources are available to students? The houses in the suburbs are on average worth more than the houses in the city more money is generated from these houses creating more money for the school districts.

Because there is more money coming in from the houses the schools can spend more on higher salaries for the teachers, new and up to date technology, books, smaller class sizes, and newer classroom resources. The severity of poverty often goes hand in hand with the amount of crimes committed. Did you know that in the United States well over 1 million students drop out of school every year? 6,000 students/day
1 student/29 seconds = According to national data, students from low-income families are 2.4 times more likely to become a “drop out” than children of middle-income families, and even 10.5 times likelier than children of high-income families. There are extreme social implications as the result of a child dropping out of school and dealing with the stresses and frustrations associated with their choices. Our nation’s prisons and death row inmates are made up of, by a disproportionate percentage, “dropouts”. According to one research study high school “dropouts” make up 82% of the American prison population. “Dropouts” are eight times more likely to be in jail or prison than high school graduates; and likely to make almost $10,000 less per year than high school graduates; and is at least twice as likely to slip into poverty than high school graduates, and three times as likely than collage graduates. The Freedom Writers Lincoln-West Senior, Brian Ruiz, was chosen by the Cleveland Indians as the seventh player in the 41st round of the Major League Baseball. Which photo is of an urban school teacher?

Which photo is of a suburban school teacher? Some characteristics of Suburban Students middle class families
safer neighborhoods
main language - English
access to more resources better school food
more extra-curricular activities
better healthcare
convenient transportation The Ohio Teacher Incentive Fund :

Teacher Advancement Program (TAPS) for Cincinnati and Columbus , Toledo Review and Alternative Compensation Systems (TRACS) Promoting Educator Advancement in Cleveland (PEAC) Requirements:

(1) collaboratively succeed in significantly raising student achievement

(2) assume additional curriculum, instructional, and school improvement responsibilities and leadership

(3) volunteer for placement in difficult teaching assignments and demonstrate improved results in student achievement. Cleveland state: M.U.S.T. program (Master of Urban Secondary Teaching ) 14 month intensive graduate
program focusing on urban teaching and social justice. Its a master programs for 7-12 teacher licensure. Don't ASS-U-ME! Our conclusion??????
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