Public Showing Tomorrow of Film: Waiting for Superman Wednesday, Jan. 26, 5 and 7:30 PM, ART Theater in Champaign. This film will be discussed in Unit 2. I will show short clips, and I will also host an optional viewing of the entire film.
This film will be discussed in Unit 2. I will show short clips, and I will also host an optional viewing of the entire film.
Some sections will view the film as a discussion section assignment.
Optional viewing for lecture students:
Wednesday, March 16, 7- PM, Room 2 Education
This Week, 1-25, 1-27
Citizens need to have virtues that combine to create the ability and willingness to question political authority and to engage in public debate (public reasonableness rather than self-interest, persuasion, compromise).
“consent of the governed” “whose voice is heard?”
In a democracy, there should be social systems that provide voice, equality, and freedom to all people.
(ideas of the
components of the culture)
Reflect, are embedded in, express society
In Little Village, in Chicago, their high school was very old and extremely overcrowded. The district promised the community a new high school to replace the old high school that was originally built in 1894 and last renovated in 1929.
However, over a 3-year period, 2 other new schools were built in adjacent areas (serving wealthier communities), but not the high school promised for Little Village. Why was the promise to build a school in Little Village broken? What should residents do?
This is a story of power structures, distribution of resources, geography, demographics, priorities of public schooling, and ideology.
“Contested Space” by Friedman
For Exam 1, one question will require you to use the Analytic Framework to answer questions about this situation.
Be ready to contribute during Thursday’s Lecture. Make a list of P-E, ideological, and school forces in Chicago from the Friedman article that led to CPS not to build a new school in Little Village as promised.
POLITICAL ECONOMY in Chicago 2001
Social (Urban life in Chicago, community organizations, class status, race/ethnicity)
Political (Mayor, power relations)
District Policies and priorities,
the 2 New Schools, Farragut Academy
What should the community do? What would your parents do?
Per pupil operating expenditures as of FY05-06
Who were some of the key players?
Did the struggles end with the building of the new school? (Friedman, impact of Ren10, boundaries, name of school)
CPS CEO Paul Valles
Mayor Richard Daley
Valles resigned 2 months later
Through a system of support, guidance, and accountability our students will graduate high school, be prepared for college and implement a post secondary plan. Our students will cherish and preserve their ethnic and cultural identity, will serve and determine the future of our community, and will have a passion for peace, justice and the dignity of all people.
The purpose of the school of social justice is to assure that all students become critical thinkers through a curriculum that is rigorous, innovative, and implemented through meaningful school relationships.Project based and problem based learning that addresses real world issues through the lenses of race, gender, culture, economic equity, peace, justice, and the environment will be the catalyst for developing our curriculum.Service learning will be the center of our curriculum. Our community and the city will be our classroom. All learning will be relevant to the lives of our students.We will increase student learning and achievement by building on what our students know and utilize their everyday experiences in order to build the excellence of basic skills and literacy.The professional community composed of administrators, teachers, students, parents and other community members will learn together and from one another.