Archive for June, 2018

With whites now making up less than half of America’s K-12 students, the country’s success or failure in the 21st century will be decided in the classroom.

Two years into a demanding new era for the American education system, its defining 21st century challenge is coming into sharper focus.

That new era began in September 2014, when for the first time, kids of color constituted a majority of America’s K-12 public school students nationwide. That tilt will only deepen: The National Center for Education Statistics projects that by 2025, whites will shrink to 46 percent of public school students. Because this shift is most advanced among the youngest children (kids from minority groups already constitute a majority of Americans younger than five), most high school graduates are still white. But the NCES projects that by 2024 minority kids will represent a majority of high school graduates as well.Read, learn, explore and form your own opinion because Knowledge IS Power! — Click on the link for the full story.

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/483405/?__twitter_impression=true

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By Drew Perkins

Achievement sounds great doesn’t it? What parent doesn’t want their child to achieve? What teacher doesn’t hope their students achieve at a high level? Of course achievement in general is a good thing but the Culture of Achievement created by high stakes accountability measures is having a dangerous effect on education.

Read, learn, explore and form your own opinion because Knowledge IS Power!Click on the link below for the full story.

https://www.teachthought.com/learning/how-the-culture-of-achievement-is-hurting-our-schools/