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WEEK 9

HW:

  • Put link in BlackBoard to Geocities page.
  • Read Kozol and Gerstner pieces and write opinion of them. Put this essay on your Geocities site and be sure to add link to it on your homepage.
  • Peer Review the next two after your name on scholars' list and select any third. Do this in discussion board of BlackBoard.
  • Explore BlackBoard

    http://www.blackboard.com/

    PEER REVIEW

    Cyrs Chapter 5

    READ:
    A CONVERSATION WITH JONATHAN KOZOL

    Jonathan Kozol speaks of his veneration for urban teachers. "I'm drawn to the beautiful things that a great teacher does, things that have less to do with mechanical proficiency than with little mysteries that I call 'secular epiphanies," he says. "I think great teaching, just like the work of a principal or administrator, has a transcendental quality to it." The author also discusses his disdain for the labels that are often attached to inner-city children, saying that euphemistic classifications such as "at risk" are ultimately "color-coded." He also restates a further charge: "I said in one of my early books that, to some degree, urban school officials know that their unstated job description is to mediate injustice."

    http://www.aasa.org/publications/sa/2000_11/Kozol.htm

    &

    IBM CHIEF ISSUES CHALLENGE TO INCOMING U.S. PRESIDENT

    CEO Lou Gerstner urges the next U.S. president to provide a broad, consistent, articulate message to improve education.

    http://www.ibm.com/lvg/10.phtml




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