About Me

Marc Sims Host Just A Few Questions Marc Sims was born, raised, and resides in the city of Chicago Illinois. https://anchor.fm/marc-sims marcsimschicago@gmail.com

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Charter Schools vs. Traditional Public Schools

Charter schools and the traditional public schools in lower income Black (African American) neighborhoods have the tough task of helping students to transcend their social environment.   The quality of leadership, teaching, and school culture has to be more powerful than the effects of poverty and generational ignorance.

The battle between charter schools and the traditional public schools is a waste of time if neither have developed an education model that constantly produces a high percentage of students that graduate from college, or at least successfully complete some form of post secondary education.

Marc Sims

Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in.
The Godfather Part 3

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. - Buddha

I believe, as I suspect most people do, that the potential for change among human beings is virtually limitless.   But I also believe----- and my work on this book has strengthened this belief---- that it takes a truly exceptional person to transcend his or her social environment and that we are shaped (and limited) by our backgrounds and by the thinking of our generation more than we know or are comfortable admitting, even to ourselves.
Ellis Cose
The End of Anger

"The tragedy is that society (your school, your boss, your government, your family) keeps drumming the genius part out. The problem is that our culture has engaged in a Faustian bargain, in which we trade our genius and artistry for apparent stability."

Seth Godin

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

“Cultural legacies are powerful forces. They have deep roots and long lives. They persist, generation after generation, virtually intact, even as the economic and social and demographic conditions that spawned them have vanished, and they play such a role in directing attitudes and behavior that we cannot make sense of our world without them.”
Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success

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