25 Mar '14, 10pm

STN EXPO Keynote to Discuss How School Bus Fosters Education Equity via stnmagazine

STN EXPO Keynote to Discuss How School Bus Fosters Education Equity via stnmagazine

In December, the principal researcher at the American Institutes of Research in Washington, D.C., wrote a commentary for Education Week titled, "The Yellow School Bus: A Model for Equity ." Cookson wrote about the 16th Century legend of Grigory Potemkin, who erected villages with fake facades in war-torn Crimea to hide the dilapidation and squalor from Catherine the Great, who was touring the area. Today, Potemkin Villages have become synonymous with an impressive front to hide an undesirable fact, in this case the state of public education in America, Cookson said. He wrote that he recently completed a study of five American high schools, including a private school, an upper-middle-class school, a middle-class school, a working-class school and a school located in an area of concentrated poverty that he said unveiled shockingly thorough segregation of students by social c...

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