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Monday, January 21 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
No More Racial “Achievement Gap”: Reconsidering How We Think About Student Achievement




Based on Dr. Royal’s article, “Please Stop Using the Phrase ‘Achievement Gap’” http://www.good.is/posts/please-stop-using-the-phrase-achievement-gap, this session will encourage educators to reconsider how we think about, speak about, and approach our work with students, families, schools, and communities that have been historically-marginalized and/or are currently under-resourced. This session will expose the pathology of deficit-oriented discourses in education that fuel martyrdom and the messiah complex. Toward an anti-racist, anti-elitist professional education force that maintains high expectations for all students, this session will examine the Anglo-normativity of current racial “achievement gap” thinking and juxtapose it with the idea of the education debt owed to the students, families, and communities we serve.

Speakers

Monday January 21, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Presidential D