Becoming a Threat to Inequity: 12 Principles on Poverty and Educational Equity, Paul Gorski

Becoming a Threat to Inequity: 12 Principles on Poverty and Educational Equity, Paul Gorski

…As a result, the most challenging aspect of my commitment to cultivating educators who are threats to educational inequities is in helping them, first, to understand the problems they are trying to solve with enough complexity that they start to become that threat. When it comes to matters of poverty, that means letting go of deficit views of families in poverty, the mythical “culture of poverty” idea, the paternalistic “grit” obsession, and other mindlessly simplistic (and, of course, inaccurate) notions and presumptions about poverty and educational outcome disparities….

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