EDPS 360 (A2) Fall 2013

Posts Tagged ‘Waiting for Superman’

Can charter school superheroes save us?

In Cooperative Blog Posts on October 15, 2013 at 8:37 am

by Brent:

After dissecting the Staples article entitled “Top Schools Raise Up Kids From All Background,” as well as the films Waiting for Superman and The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman, I think it’s safe to say that learning can and does occur regardless of a child’s background. Within the article, Staples delves into which Alberta schools do the best job of educating students, and while I appreciate the nature and results of the study, I am left shaking my head at the current state of schooling in Alberta. Though relevant issues such as background and quality of teaching are addressed within the article, the inequality between schools is not fully uncovered. The fact that well-off schools exist within a province of plenty suggests that there is an extreme imbalance within the educational system. This leaves me to ask, in the social realm of education, what

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