Achievement gap or education debt? Minneapolis school board candidate face questions
There are 3 comments on the Twin Cities Daily Planet story from Apr 13, 2014, titled Achievement gap or education debt? Minneapolis school board candidate face questions. In it, Twin Cities Daily Planet reports that:
This was one of the early questions in the April 12 Minneapolis school board candidate forum put on by Neighborhoods Organizing for Change .
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#1 Apr 14, 2014
"Candidates also touched on how to reduce suspension rates, particularly for African American students. Minck said it would be important to end all zero tolerance policies in the district, and break down implicit bias in student, teacher, and administrator relationships. Jourdain spoke of his belief in a restorative justice approach, while Altamarino said further training and emotional and social support for teachers and students would be helpful."
Simple solution - PAY bonuses to the principals NOT to suspend students. That is what St Paul does. It doesn't help anybody get an education, but that doesn't seem to bother anybody but the teachers... and those few students that actually want to learn.
#2 Apr 14, 2014
Maybe make it mandatory for kids acting up to have a parent attend class with him/her?
Oh forget it that would make the parents get out of bed before noon, never work.
Since: Sep 11
#3 Apr 14, 2014
THe term "Education debt" implies that we "owe" everyone an education. While we owe it to our future to educate our children, where do we draw the line about youngsters who refuse to be educated? Whose family structure is so abominable they have no support and no role models? As for reducing suspension rates, how about we just expel the serial offenders and be done with it?
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