Thoughts to Ponder
- Race - The Power of an Illusion by PBS is a great website that addresses myths of race in society, science and history. It is accompanied by a 3-part documentary, lots of resources, and a section for teachers.
- "Privilege makes it harder to see inequity" - This powerful statement was said in class by Dr. Lara Handsfield on January 21, 2016. This sentiment is supported statements such as, "Those with power are frequently least aware of - or least willing to acknowledge - its existence. Those with less power are often most aware of its existence" (Valencia, 2010, p. 4) and "Most oppression does not seem like oppression to the perpetrator" (Darder, Baltodano, & Torres, 2009, p. 175).
- I was very surprised how little federal money went to schools (Darder, Baltodano, & Torres, 2009, p, 172). I, like others according to the PBS web link, thought that the federal government was doing more and the local government (via property tax) was the icing on the cake. This is false! I found several good readings on this topic of our society (United States) being based on property rights rather than human rights:
in the United States. Educational Leadership 59(8), 48-59.
Woodruff, J. (Ed). (2008, Sept. 5). How do we fund our schools? PBS. Retrieved