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Closing The Achievement Gap PDF E-mail
Friday, 04 June 2010 12:26

Stuart Buck is the author of Acting White: The Ironic Effect of Desegregation, published by Yale University Press in May 2010.  He is currently a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow in the Education Reform department at the University of Arkansas.

Some minority students still equate academic achievement with "acting white".  Read Stuart Buck's thoughts on the topic here:  Stuart Buck on "Acting White".

Other excerpts/topics from his book include:

Make School More Like Sports

Both are in our Articles Worth Reading section and well worth the read!

What Do Teachers Make? PDF E-mail
Thursday, 03 June 2010 09:27

This poem is real, relevant and one of my absolute favorites!  Click the title and see the author's performance.

What Teachers Make, or
Objection Overruled, or
If things don't work out, you can always go to law school

By Taylor Mali

He says the problem with teachers is, "What's a kid going to learn
from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"
He reminds the other dinner guests that it's true what they say about
Those who can, do; those who can't, teach.

I decide to bite my tongue instead of his
and resist the temptation to remind the other dinner guests
that it's also true what they say about lawyers.

Because we're eating, after all, and this is polite company.

"I mean, you¹re a teacher, Taylor," he says.
"Be honest. What do you make?"

And I wish he hadn't done that
(asked me to be honest)
because, you see, I have a policy
about honesty and ass-kicking:
if you ask for it, I have to let you have it.

You want to know what I make?

New Articles Added To Resources PDF E-mail
Thursday, 27 May 2010 11:25

Check out the ten latest articles added to our resources section:

Articles Worth Reading -

Obama Administration Calls for Emergency Spending

Second Georgia Teacher Lets Kids Don KKK Robes

Arizona Wants to Reassign Teachers With Accents

Urban Reading Program Shows Some Cities' Grades Are Up

College is Best?  Not Necessarily, Experts Say

Curriculum Resources -

Class of 2010 - Hiring/Pay Survey

Hurricane Season 2010

Post 9/11 Descends on Jamaican Capital after Gunbattles

Jamaican Drug Lord Akin to Robin Hood

Teen Made $50,000 Smuggling Drugs Across Border

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