Jana Lo Bello Miller
American pedagogical theorist and teacher educator, Gloria Ladson-Billings, has done the research and shown how impactful the achievement gap is as it is “one of the most pressing education-policy challenges that the states are facing” (Ladson-Billings, 2006). What makes this issue such a problem is that students don’t even need to be in school for it to appear as noted by Andy Porter of Penn State’s GSE (Graduate School of Education). He states that by the time children reach the age of three or four, there’s already a one standard deviation achievement gap between white children and POC, people of color, and children. Along with things like Jim Crow, segregation, and other remnants of America’s darker past, today’s school funding system has created in a sense two separate education systems based on a family's economic status. The blog, which goes along with the paper, is intended for mathematic teachers to help bridge the equity gap caused by the above-mentioned things in order to give every student a chance when they exit our classroom. The blog will consist of resources that are free and will include pertinent research that shows the importance of the resource. So, not only will teachers have a resource they can implement, they will have a better understanding of how and why the resource will help their students and be able to make the next generation of students more equitable.
Kohanek, Tony Edward, "Equity In The Math Classroom How Math Teachers Can Achieve Equity Despite District’s Budget" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 1005.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects