Chapter 2 Summary. Casey Hayes. Uiw University. . . . .

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Chapter 2 Summary Casey Hayes UIW University Chapter 2 Summary This week’s reading was focused primarily on inequalities that exist within our education system. This includes situations that arise through misunderstanding, cultural norms, lack of access, funding, lack of diversity within educators, and outdated belief systems. We will also cover the responses that occur due to these inequalities, both on the group and the individual level. Overall, I found these topics to confirm many of my thoughts and experiences during my time as a recruiter. However, when discussing these ideas with my office, where we are a majority Caucasian male, seemed to have a variety of opinions that I was not expecting. Many…show more content…
When I moved to this area, we looked to live in a “better neighborhood” not only because we felt safer, but we also wanted to ensure my daughter received the best education opportunities. While it is challenging to make changes and ensure we are benefitting all students, I feel this is a larger part of why I am currently getting my degree in this field; so that I can be a voice of change and seek out ways to benefit all students to reach their full potential. While segregation is said the have been abolished, we can still see its effects through “second-generation discrimination” (Nieto, 2010). Nieto describes this as unequal access to learning through practices such as inflexible tracking and differentiated curriculum in different classroom and schools. When I first heard this term, it made me think about how neighborhood develop. In the cities I have traveled to I see how different areas of a town can lead to similar cultures and races forming together in specific areas. I feel this ties directly into the previous topic of funding. Every major city I have lived in had the affluent neighborhood and, on the flip side, the poor section of town. Since areas have different income levels, they will contribute to the school districts in different ways. This situation becomes exacerbated over the years as people select where to live with their families and the gap becomes wider and wider. As an Army recruiter, while not

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