Guitierrez, along with all of Portland Public Schools principals, will start the new school year off this week by drilling in on the language of Courageous Conversations, the district-wide equity training being implemented in every building in phases during the past few years.
Through intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives, the premise is that if educators can understand their own white privilege, then they can change their teaching practices to boost minority students performance.
Last Wednesday, the first day of the school year for staff, for example, the first item of business for teachers at Scott School was to have a Courageous Conversation to examine a news article and discuss the white privilege it conveys.
I have the white privilege of paying high taxes to support people who won't work and kids whose parents won't make them learn.
posted on 09/10/2012 12:10:16 PM PDT
(A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
posted on 09/10/2012 12:41:46 PM PDT
( my king of indifference trumps your race card every f'n time)
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