Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary – Week 9

source: https://nihilnovum.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/2012-otra-vez-la-paz-ii/

 

  1. This documentary made me highly upset. All children here deserve an education, no matter what their immigration status. Federal law should protect the free, public education for all children. Why must racism supposedly targeted at adults always fall upon the children?
  2. I will be sure to soak up the culture of the community my school and students are in to make sure to reach them on the best level possible. I want them to feel accepted?  I think that there are great ways to integrate art into classes to help bridge gaps, especially if there are children not as strong in regular school ways like test-taking. Acting, painting, or writing poetry or songs could help prove their understanding. I think that a technology-based curriculum could hinder the gap with differences in socio-economic statuses in classrooms. When some students have access to internet and computers, but others don’t, it can disrupt the way they each learn. Also, when students have access only at school to technology, they can fall behind since they cannot complete work or practice out of school.
  3. One of the most surprising and shocking parts to me was when the teacher who was such a staple and role model for other teachers voted for 187. She sees up close what these students need and what they require, yet she thinks more about her pay cut. Using the idea of looking at it in a “broad” way just means she can’t think of her students as children who do need help and instead think of imaginary students who, somewhere, may be in crowded classrooms. I couldn’t imagine ever voting for something that could harm the children right in my own classroom.
  4. I chose the above image because the phrase translates to a chant heard often at protests for equality and social justice: “No justice, no peace.” Many of the current marches and political movements can be linked to the issues of immigration and/or education, and we all must accept differences in culture, language, and ethnicity to fully get our message across. Without justice for the education and welfare of Latinx students, there can be no peace for us.