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The Gifted Opportunity Gap is Neglected

I have yet to hear anyone working in a low-income, minority-majority school be concerned that only 2% of students at Yale are from the bottom income quantile in America. As a middle class Coloradan who had the privilege of going to an Ivy League-quality school (read US News Rankings if you don't believe me) and … Continue reading The Gifted Opportunity Gap is Neglected

Media Critique: The Portrayal of Disability in South Park

Introduction South Park has built a reputation around being a subversive, shocking, and timely adult animated series. A wide range of topics are satirized for a mature audience, primarily through the eyes of fourth graders in a fictional small town in Colorado. Well known to be crude, violent, and far from politically correct (Leonard, 2006), … Continue reading Media Critique: The Portrayal of Disability in South Park

Individual Value Added in Teacher Evaluations

Individual Value Added (IVA) is the go-to method for schools to determine your statistical worth as a teacher. But is IVA reliable enough to give a precise score on how effective of a teacher you are? In reference to Individual Value Added (IVA), DCPS states teachers are not allowed to calculate their own IVA score … Continue reading Individual Value Added in Teacher Evaluations