Racism in Education Forces Philadelphia Teacher Cuts

As the Philadelphia Public School Distinct continues to trim its budget, it looks like racism in education has become the real winner. The Philadelphia School District has eliminated 5,000 staff positions, closed 31 schools, and has generated 44 million dollars by canceling the teachers contract. The Philadelphia Public School District budget still remains in a deficit.

Many school districts derive their budget from local taxes. These taxes are based on income of the residents. When residents bring more money they normally pay more taxes. When residents make less money they normally pay less taxes. Most people who make money in the higher income tax brackets are more educated. This is where the Philadelphia School District has failed.

The Philadelphia Public School District has created a permanent underclass as a result of racism in education. In many of the schools, Whites and Asian students outperform Black and Hispanic students even though most students in the Philadelphia School District are Black.

One of the main reasons why schools continue to perpetuate a tradition of classroom racism is because school rules are based on the values of the White female since this is the dominant demographic for the teaching profession. Coupled along with the fact that teachers are difficult to attain, administrators, whether Black or White, will remain supportive of the White female rules that dominate the school culture.

Philadelphia parents must be at awe at a teacher union that would support teachers that contribute to the development of a permanent underclass. Since Pennsylvania approve a $2 cigarette tax, they may decide to stop smoking. Furthermore, they will probably remain unsupportive of the school district as evidenced by the attendance of Blacks at school board meetings.

The students probably look at their parents, who are products of the school district and make the decision that school is not worth the headache as well as other decisions that can contribute to the demise of a young Black person. The cycle that Philadelphia racism in education has developed is an unending and vicious cycle.

Philadelphia Public Schools must eliminate racism in education by eliminating the perpetual tradition of classroom racism. They must design school rules and activities where the schools that have a majority of Black students outperform both Asian and White students. They must design school disciplinary rules that eliminate racism in education by placing a higher premium of the non-verbal and verbal behaviors of Black students.

Teachers must remember that you get what you produce. Continuing to produce a permanent underclass will only result in the continual decrease in teacher salaries and benefits as well as a reduction in teacher resources.

Will Philadelphia Public Schools offset the racism in education that has now become detrimental to the survival of White teachers?

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Racism is a menace and so we’ve been taught for ages which is the primary need for a diversity expert. However, even in this modern society of today where we see a lot of colored celebrities performing on stage with huge fan followings and of course an Afro-America President for the USA, we are still in a phase where racism exists in all its brutal glory and has been eating away at the society like a plague. Classrooms, are one of the most affected areas where color differences and racism exists to its extremes. Even after decades of progress and a lot of communal efforts at bridging the gaps between colored students, white students and teachers, it is sad to say that the disparities still exist and are just as pronounced today as they were back in the 1950s. Colored students, even in the likes of New York City, are attending under resourced schools or have been significantly isolated and made to be unequal in regular schools. Even if the teachers are well-intentioned, perpetuating the structural racism that has taken deep roots into the fabric of our education system is a tough task and make the need for a diversity expert imperative. Teachers need to recognize the biases that exist within the classroom and also take conscious measures to address them and their own biases of course. James Baldwin once said, “it is your very own responsibility to change this society, if you think of yourself as an educated person.” Dr. Derrick L. Campbell took this quote very effectively and straight to the heart and thus this Classroom Racism Exterminator happened. Classroom Racism Exterminator is an initiative that will teach you about your duty and moral obligation towards eliminating racism from the classrooms. This is where and how you will learn about what you need to do to produce a better society that is free of biases and disparities amongst the blacks and the whites. Because we understand how classroom biases and conversations about racism are difficult and how teachers and students almost avoid the topics altogether, we have put together a range of effective methods and products to help address the problem at hand and talk meaningfully to counter issues related to race and racism in the classroom. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell understands that it takes a lot of courage to talk about race and racism and that racial issues need to be viewed through a very critical lens that can understand and attend to the pertaining aspects of racism in the classroom. And therefore through this website we have made a conscious effort to eliminate racism from the classroom and make the educational system equal and beneficial for all. We know and we understand that there are no words that can actually describe how racism feels. There are cases and everybody tends to deal with it in their own manner. Some might lash out verbally or others might just withdraw into shells. Whatever the case, people don’t talk about it openly and teachers don’t really make a conscious effort at addressing the issue. We don’t really know if our children or if the youth is learning to be educated or become racists in their classroom. Our program is focused on helping children of color and regardless of their race, their full potential. We want every student to be able to recognize and reach their full potential so that they think of themselves as responsible citizens of their country and not regard themselves as worthless human beings. Here you will find motivational books and flash card games, all of which have been designed focusing on eliminating racism completely from our classrooms. The books and the games have been consciously designed keeping in mind the American society and educational system. It is a small effort on our and Dr. Campbell’s part to help this society become a better place to live in. A little about diversity expert Dr. Campbell Dr. Derrick L. Campbell the driving force behind Classroom Racism Exterminator is a dynamic figure and a constant source of motivation for us. He has a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, Math Education, a Masters in Education Administration and also holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Dr. Campbell is a well known personality throughout the nation. He has lectured at various events including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference and a lot of local churches. He is a personality well dedicated towards eliminating the plague of racism from our classrooms and helping every child recognize his/her true potential not the color of their skin. He realizes how a child would feel if he/she was made to think they are worthless human beings. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell is compassionate and related to the experiences and therefore this initiative is a constant and continual effort to eliminate racism manifested in us, completely from the classroom and from our society.
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