Saturday, November 26, 2011

Why Inner City Schools Often Under-perform Suburban Schools

Dr. Richard Gordon
The Learning Curve Radio Show

Learning is not a race thing, or a genetic thing, it’s a cultural thing!
The one proven factor that helps children do well in school is PARENT INVOLVEMENT!!

Parents need to set the culture of “learning as important and valuable.”
This is done by parents:
* asking about and helping with homework,
* ensuring that it is done each night,
* by attending school events and being proud of their child
* by setting standards and expectations for their child.
Parents are the models their children look to and follow.

Dr. Gordon has been in the trenches for over 30 years as a teacher and principal in Newark, East Orange, and Brooklyn public schools.  Want to hear more about why urban schools will never out-perform suburban schools?
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