Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kendall and Ethan - Guest Speaker

We had two former SHS students stop in to be guest speakers about their experiences teaching.  I think it relates to our unit on socialization when you think about all of the agents of socialization in these kids lives: family, neighborhood, school, peers and even their gang.

Here are the schools they teach at:

Spry Community School
Here are demographics for the South Lawndale neighborhood where Spry is located.

For the kids who have textbooks, this is what they look like.
The halls at Spry.

Stagg Elementary School
Here are demographics for Englewood where Stagg is located.
Here is a map from the Chgo Tribune showing crime in Englewood.

Here is an article about the firing of all staff at a CPS school.

Here is a series from WBEZ that documents the difficulties that students face in CPS.  The series was done in 2009 when the CPS dropout rate was 50%.
 For nearly a year, WBEZ explored the real-world forces driving the high dropout rate inside Chicago’s public high schools. Our team of reporters - including Linda Lutton, Julia McEvoy and Natalie Moore – spent much of the school year deeply immersed in the lives of the students, teachers, administrators and parents at Robeson High School in Englewood on Chicago’s South Side. The series earned multiple journalism awards and audience plaudits for its deeply engaging, insightful and rich, narrative approach to education reporting.

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