Category Archives: Poverty

How should public schools respond to the school of choice expansion?

Newly appointed Department of Education executive Betsy Devos has promised an additional assault on public schools through a school of choice expansion initiative. Schools of choice allow students to determine which school within the resident district they will enroll as … Continue reading

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Why #Blacklivesmatter does not belong in education reform?

In a recent article, philanthropists, school officials, and nonprofit leaders gathered together to ascertain the educational reform fate of #Blacklivesmatter. Since the inception of anti-slavery concept it appears that any movement that can enhance the overall efforts to improve the … Continue reading

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How can we eliminate White privilege?

In a recent article, Portsmouth Mayoral candidate Barry Randall spoke at a race relations forum as an attempt to eliminate the need for White privilege. According to Tim Wise, “The irony of American history is the tendency of good white Americans … Continue reading

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What is the best way to improve race relations?

In a recent article, a professor of social work claims that the many Gallup Polls that are used as a barometer on how the public is responding to race relations is ineffective because of their questioning techniques. The Gallop Poll … Continue reading

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Why there is no danger when White parents avoid teaching racism to their children?

  In a recent article, an  author proposes that White children contribute to racism because their parents teach them avoidance techniques. Once again the blame for the source of racism has been misplaced. Organizations that are truly interested in eliminating … Continue reading

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What Black student perceptions can fuel violence in schools?

In a recent article, a South Carolina school security officer has allegedly physically abused a student in the classroom which has prompted a national debate regarding violence in schools. Black student discipline has become the focal point of much legislation … Continue reading

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How can educators help Blacks avoid the Freddie Gray incident?

In a recent article, a local newspaper discusses the economical tragedies that contribute to the downfall of Black like Freddie Gray. The article fails to include the systemic contributions of the economic failures of Blacks. Educators play a major role … Continue reading

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How can South Africa reverse racism without a bloodbath?

Recent media coverage indicates that South Africa continues to aggressively embrace eliminating racism. It has only been two decades since apartheid was eliminated. South Africa need only to market the Black African woman as a positive image to overcome racism … Continue reading

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Does poverty perpetuate racism in education?

In a recent article, researchers from Brandeis University and Ohio State University report that living in a disadvantage neighborhood is the primary contributing factor to racism in education for Blacks. The conducted study compared disadvantaged neighborhoods in Honolulu Hawaii and … Continue reading

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