What does Anyon say is the problem in schools, particularly urban schools? (p. 5) What support does she provide for this claim? What does she say we need to do to fix these problems (students not achieving)? (p. 5-6)
How can you use the
to support or understand Anyon’s perspective?
How can you use political ideology (neoliberal vs. progressive democracy) to interpret our current approach to education (or teen drinking, or other issues) and Anyon or the Iceland texts.
You can also use ideas from the
as well as the two lectures from this week. The
(Week 5) might be a useful connection, also.
This is overall a very different way to view these problems, and a very different way to approach solving these complex problems, than the dominant narrative in America today. Reflect on all the learning this week!
Your post should clearly show evidence of having read/watched the texts, demonstrate understanding of the course terms, provide specific detail (usually quotes) from the authors, and briefly provide appropriate personal examples when relevant. This is not an opinion piece, but should focus on the authors’ arguments to help you understand the questions and concepts.