Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Student View of American Education

This last week I had the opportunity to speak with University of Richmond undergrads who were participating in an alternative spring break looking at education in and around the Richmond Metro Area. I sat on a panel with other educators … Continue reading

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As poverty becomes a major focus point in the educational field, I think it is prudent to mention the differences in funding that poor and rich schools receive.  I came across this article last week: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2015/03/12/in-23-states-richer-school-districts-get-more-local-funding-than-poorer-districts/ According to the article, … Continue reading

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TRUE LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT PEOPLE AND THEIR ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS, NOT THEIR CHARACTERISTICS

What makes a successful leader?  Is it intelligence?  Is it charisma?  The answer is no.  While a leader may possess some of these types of qualities, these characteristics do not make a leader.  What truly makes a great leader is … Continue reading

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The price tag of failing schools

The price tag of failing schools      It’s no secret that many of our nations failing schools are located in areas where there is a high concentration of poverty.  However; it is surprising that many of the turn-around initiatives … Continue reading

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Color is still an issue…

An article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, discusses how darker skinned African American students are suspended at higher rates than lighter skinned African American students.  While this news does not surprise me, it is very disheartening to learn in … Continue reading

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Leaders

What is a leader? What characteristics do people need to encompass to be considered a true leader? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was considered on the greatest leaders of the civil rights movement. But, what made him a great leader? … Continue reading

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Poverty and Schools

On February 27th, the Washington Post released an article entitled “Schools face new challenges as poverty grows in inner suburbs.” This article echoes sentiments recently discussed in class. As educators, we are aware of this change and how it greatly … Continue reading

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