- Discuss the two differing theories on the role of education (discussed in the Farley text).
- Analyze the role funding plays in educational inequality along racial lines and the ways cultural and behavioral factors influence the education of minorities (this includes a discussion of the cultural deprivation theory and the cultural bias theory).
- Reflect on what you have learned in this chapter by analyzing America’s cultural diversity in terms of race, gender, ethnicity and class. How should these inequities be addressed? Assume you are going to be a teacher (many of you are). How do you inspire children who do not have the necessary resources in their homes, who go to under-funded schools, or who attend schools that do not celebrate their heritage? We should not simply “write off” such children. We have an obligation to reach them. How would you do it?
- Using the resources in the back of the Fox book, describe one anti-racist tool that you would implement in this future (or fictional) classroom.
This final paper of the semester is worth 100 points; thus, it carries more weight than the previous two. This paper is to be 4-6 pages in length, with proper citations, and needs to be well written for full credit. You do not have to include an abstract or running heads. Be sure you properly cite sources within the body of your text and correctly format the reference page. These things are essential to college level writing. This paper is due Sunday at midnight.