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The "Culture of Poverty" Theory, Applied to the American Education

Posted Sep 12 2009 10:03pm
Lorettaacook's Blog

The role that the education system should be in the game which people live, is to educate them to be aware, critically thinking people know not to accept passively, but the question of knowing how it is taught. Education should be taught to the students the skills and intelligence they need to understand the world and how the world works in order to survive in it. However, the American educational system has been known that students who are frightening, produce ignorant about the world and different cultures. One of the reasons is because the education system in its current state is not much room for critical thinking, but also trains individuals to be docile worker bees in a global economy, the rich the status quo and "others" believes it can hardly do. The problem becomes clear when we consider the many themes, the curriculum and are taught to search. There is a lack of emphasis on academic learning, and the only thing that counts is high investments tests. The schools in this country have teamed up with fuzzy curricula, which flooded expect to be prepared by the continuous assessment, students living in a new global society... whatever that is.

I recently had a conversation with a staff and we discussed how African Americans were treated forty years ago, and I was amazed by her naivete on the subject, given the fact that it is a college graduate and an African-American . From the moment I stepped College, I was concerned, the history of African and Afro-American history from a perspective, which they themselves do not seem sub-human and provides college students to explore this possibility. I could not help wondering, but what kind of history and sociology classes, she had none of their conversation. But the sad truth is that when most people make the decision to attend college, it is harvested for the purpose of economic success, not for the expansion of consciousness.

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The " culture of poverty" theory, which is used by some politicians to account for differences in learning between the different ethnic groups is a blatant attempt to get the status quo, to "blame" people for their poverty as the education system would be restructured can to fulfill the needs of all students, not just the rich. There are large gaps between rich and poor students are not students because the poorer students have to adapt their miserable existence, but because they have no resources necessary to succeed in school to be. If the students have with textbooks that are outdated, lack of toiletries and computers from the late 1980s to do, the opportunity to advance academically is dark and deserted their chances in the school, probably.

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