Thanks.JasonL wrote: ↑30 Aug 2020, 21:30I wonder about the degree this is a New York experience. Nevertheless, in ep 4 I think we learn that the basement of the school she’s following becomes a Success Academy charter school. That’s the famous one with the good test scores but very demanding of parents and students with heavy focus on no disruptions. Reminds me very much of. Japanese school tbh.Warren wrote: ↑30 Aug 2020, 14:56ditto
Chana keeps saying "white parents" when what she means is "wealthy parents" or even just "parents".
Can you elaborate on that? I'm not going to listen to any more of this shit waiting for it to get good.
Anyway Chana finds out that White boys get suspended from that school. Like, in volume. She watches the school in actin and interviews staff and parents and yup basically they have a system and a set of requirements and everyone is subject to those rules. If a parent fund raises the money gets spread among all success academy schools and there will be no changes to the curriculum or design like you saw with the French program in ep1
So high test scores, white parents don’t get special treatment, can’t buy special programs. It’s - what she’s saying never happens. Now the pivot. But let’s talk about equality vs equity she says - shouldn’t we care about giving disadvantaged kids more? Should we get these parents and their kids to understand their role in racism?
Refocus on the public school upstairs now implementing a bunch of anti racist coaching to put whit parents on notice. Here is another approach - downstairs is equality but this is equity. Blah blah. She’s very self aware in some ways, but she literally drops academic achievement from mattering when she says yeah success academy gets results if you count test scores as results - but literally for the whole time the whole point was the achievement gap, then she saw it go down ... and hated it. It didn’t look right. The anti racism thing must be the right answer, but she kinda never addresses if the newly woke public school actually produces academic achievement. It just looks better. It’s a jarring pivot.
What motivate you to listen all the way through to get to that?