Demography and destiny

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Demography and destiny

  1. 1. Historical Theme # 1 Poverty
  2. 2. Outside-of-school factors are threetimes more powerful in affectingstudent achievement than are theinside-the-school factors.Who said this and when?
  3. 3. On average, by age 18, children andyouth have spent about 10 percent oftheir lives in what we call schools, whilespending around 90 percent of theirlives in family and neighborhood.Thus, if families and neighborhoods aredysfunctional or toxic, their chance toinfluence youth is nine times greaterthan the schools’!
  4. 4. Historical Theme #2 Art Movements and Identity
  5. 5. The Black Arts Movement
  6. 6. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Video+Black+Arts+Movement&mid=BAE88C52D31D9EF29C88BAE88C52D31D9EF29C88&view=detail&FORM=VIRE5
  7. 7. Friday, Jan. 24, 1969Time Magazine…. 40 or so pickets in front ofManhattans Metropolitan Museumlast week. They were protestingDirector Thomas P. F. Hovings choiceof material for "Harlem On My Mind,"an exhibition devoted to "the culturalcapital of Black America, 1900-1968."The show contained no paintings byblack artists — or, for that matter, bywhite artists.
  8. 8. Schoener, the curator, paintingshave "stopped being a vehicle forvalid expression in the 20thcentury.”Jacob Lawrence and RomareBearden denounced the show,“Whats the show doing at theMet, if its not an art exhibition?”
  9. 9. Harlem on My Mind
  10. 10. Theme #3 Community and School Segregation
  11. 11. The current fight to keep Public School 256 open inBedford Stuyvesant Received an “F”
  12. 12. Paul Robeson High School Bedford StuyvesantPhasing out this fall-- no incoming 9th grade
  13. 13. Co-location PS 20 and Urban Assembly School for Arts andLetters Bedford Stuyvesant
  14. 14. 21 closed high schools since 2000 majority Black and Latino• 74% were eligible for free lunch, compared to 55% citywide• 21% of students were English Language Learners, compared to 13% citywide• 46% were overage for grade, compared to 29% citywide• 89% were below grade level in ELA and 91% below grade level in math – compared to 67% and 70% respectively, citywide
  15. 15. Invest in struggling schools instead of closing themBuild meaningful partnerships with students andcommunityProvide an engaging and rigorous college preparatorycurriculumSupport students in accessing collegeEnsure a safe& respectful school climate

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