Rich districts and poor districts shouldn't even exist as a distinction in public schools for a country this wealthy. Nor healthcare, addressing malnutrition and hunger, homelessness, inequality in infrastructure, etc. It really is a self-own.
SuperJail Warden wrote:Many schools have multiple levels of classes based on aptitude. The issue with having multiple levels of math classes is that there is literally a shortage of math teachers. Filling one position is hard enough. And then funding...etc.
Wealthier schools will of course be better able to provide multi level courses and supports. The irony of the situation is that it is the poorest districts that need to up their support staff, tutors, etc.
Aside from the funding issues I have yet to hear a good solution to the problem of high achieving educators not wanting to teach in the ghetto. Not really fair to send some white girl straight out of school into an unsafe and unsupportive system. I have a white girl cousin who did that and instead of planning to stay in the classroom, she enrolled in an Ivy League principal program. I am so happy for her.
I don't want to ever hear about some cafeteria scooping some poor kid's lunch in the trash because of 45 cents in unpaid debt, but I won't get my hopes up.
Making bad area schools a safe place for teachers isn't something that can be addressed just at the school level. Much wider social issues at play.
The Response: "well I had it bad so by golly they can have it bad too."