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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.


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