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Reply to "The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids"

Many programs are still preparing teachers as if White, middle-class, English-speaking students will be the majority.---Rowe

Does this offer an interesting challenge? Graduate teachers who reflect the demographics of the student population.

The challenge of an immigrant culture should be gone by the second generation. Right?

So the challenge to new teachers is to be able to teach in ghe language and culture of the new student?

Something is wrong with that.

Clearly there is a need to understand the diveristy of a student population.

It is also 'compassionate' to teach a transition curriculum from foreign first-language students.

The focus of the school however should be to teach the soceital standard by which we are governed.

Is that too simplisitc?


Jim Chester