Education Reflection

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My path to the education field relied heavily on the context in which I grew up, and the demographic environment had a bigger hand in that decision than I probably considered at the time. Throughout my elementary years, I moved a few times. The schools I was attending were more or less similar to one another despite the fact that, as my dad got better the better jobs that were moving us around, we were living in somewhat increasingly better school districts. They were all rated somewhat well by their respective states, predominantly white, and governed by the concerns of upper-middle class school districts (i.e., flash over substance; the latest technology, new classroom equipment, impressive school productions and functions, etc.) By the time I was in fifth grade though, we had settled back into our hometown, and I was finally able to spend more than two years in a row at the same school even if most of the ones before had not been all that distinguishable from one another.
I started at the private Catholic school most of my family on my mom’s side had grown up attending, and for the first time in my school life, I had teachers who knew who I was because of my family instead of teacher lounge gossip that I was a disruptive handful in the classroom. Most education analyses are probably broader and a little less esoteric than this, but I think there is something big that gets overlooked in the familiarity of a student with the school.
One of the big points of pride for the
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