Required Reading: Crossing Class Boundaries in the Classroom

Fascinating article in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. The backgrounds of the bulk of our teachers is very different from that of our students. This is something we’re aware of, working on changing, and at it’s core, is the reason why we do this work. It’s a fact of our economy and education system that it’s much more difficult for lower SEC kids to enter into and succeed in top colleges and universities, as you all have, and get recruited and hired as Breakthrough teachers. This is a dynamic that plays out in classrooms nationwide, and something to prepare for going into this summer. The Class-Consciousness Raiser
by Paul Tough – NYT Magazine, 6/10/2007

The entire NYT Magazine this week is focused on class and poverty, and worth reading for further investigation. Feel free to comment on this piece.

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