Monday, June 3, 2019

Difficult Painful Crime Stopping

If a government agency or well meaning nonprofit forcefully imposed middle class vales on the underclass, there would opposition to that type of intervention. Stopping the crime in Chicago without hurting anyone’s feelings is impossible.    

Mayor Lori Lightfoot can dramatically lower the crime rates in Chicago but that process could be uncomfortable for the criminals and their families. The process of establishing new habits and routines can be quite painful.  Relinquishing an old identity and embracing a new identity is difficult. Some people need a lot help delaying gravitation, becoming employable, or moving away from depressing environments.  

Government agencies and well meaning nonprofits have to stop meeting people where they are, and then leaving them where they are.  They need to help criminals and potential criminals to mentally and physically detach themselves from friends, family, and situations that encourage criminal behavior.

Marc Sims

The Power of Habit   Charles Duhigg

Raising Black Children  Dr. Carl Bell

How Criminals & Poorly Educated People Became Successful? - Sadhguru

Monday, April 15, 2019

Goal: Every student reading and writing at the least at their grade level.

In a perfect world every child would attend “the best” preschool,  elementary school, and high school. Even in that ideal world of equally resourced public schools would not produced equal educational outcomes. However no student should struggle in school reading and writing below grade level. Concerned individuals have to demand that government and philanthropic resources are directed to help poorly performing students succeed in school.

Marc Sims

The dirty little secret about education writ large; relative performance though out life tends to be remarkably static.
A 3rd grade reading level is a strong predictor of college completion. Relative performance though out life tends to be remarkably static.
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Children who don't learn to read by the end of third grade are likely to remain poor readers for the rest of their lives.

"The family is more important in improving schools than the schools themselves."

Can you accomplish educational equity within segregated schools? 
You just cannot find a school that was able to do it. What we're being asked to do was impossible.
Nikole Hannah-Jones

Only 7% of the student achievement gap is driven by teachers?

93% of the public school student achievement gap is due to parent income and neighborhood  poverty.

C-SPAN video: The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession.

Watch the whole video or just move the time bar to 12:20