JIGSAW Findings #3 (Public Schooling and Child Welfare (Child Welfare…
JIGSAW Findings #3
Government and Finances
Majority of their money was from fundraising and alumni and parents
“Most, for example, benefit—politically and in other ways, such as fundraising—from exceptionally devoted friends, sometimes in high places, including alums, local politicians, business and university leaders, even journalists” (Finn, 2012, pg. 13).
Who goes there
Fewer than half of the people who take the exam are accepted.
"Respondents also noted changes in the composition of their applicant pools, mainly increases in the number who are female, Asian, or Hispanic. Several schools reported a decrease in the number of white applicants in recent years." Finn p 10
What are Exam Schools
"These are some of the highest-achieving high schools in the United States. In contrast to elite boarding and day schools such as Andover and Sidwell Friends, however, they are public." (Finn, 2012, p. 9)
Selective public schools
“Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed accept fewer than half of their applicants.” (Finn & Hockett, 2012, p. 9)
Are Exam Schools Effective
There was not really a difference in standardize testing
“Our results offer little evidence of an achievement gain for those admitted to an exam school.... In spite of their exposure to much higher-achieving peers and a more challenging curriculum, marginal students admitted to exam schools generally do no better on a variety of standardized tests.”
Guys and girls learn differently, girls learn in a quiet more structured way, while boys would rather be moving around and doing something
SEX DIFFERENCE AND SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE
Girls learn in quieter environments, focus on being relatable and feelings
girls had pastel classrooms decorated with flowers
Boys learn in interactive environments
“The specific concerns is that claims about neurobiology are being used to justify educational arrangements in which boys and girls are trained to conform to sex-role stereotypes rather than to challenge them.” Williams 561
Addressing key differences between this Jewish religious school compared to private and public schools
Martine Luther King, Jr. (1947), wrote: "The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals...We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education" (Roso, 2013, p. 30)
Examined a Jewish day school to illustrate the character differences between public and private schools.
Public Schooling and Child Welfare
Educators in public schooling argue that caseworkers give up on the children.
○ Public schools and child welfare agencies must begin to work together to support students' educational functioning. (Altshuler, 2003, p. 61)
Barriers and successful practices that affect foster students
Kids feel that they are being treated differently than other kids and this can affect their behavior in the classroom.
Argue that public educators give up on their students.
Both do not work together to help the children most in need. They need to collaborate to support the students who receive little to no support at home.
Many students living in foster care struggle academically and socially in school. Compared with other children in similar classes or normed expectations, children in foster care have weaker cognitive abilities.
Few mechanisms exist to support successful collaboration between public child welfare systems and public education systems, despite the fact that most children living in foster care attend public schools.
The students noted that their ability to perform well in the classroom is affected by either their worries of being moved unexpectedly or experiencing the "new student syndrome" repeatedly. (Altshuler, 2003, p. 60)
The students are discussing the difficulties that they have when it comes to changing schools and having to get respect from all the teachers over again.
Students Living in Public Housing and Attending Public Schools
Students that live in public housing perform worse in school rather than "normal" students.
Many local housing authorities constructed large-scale, densely populated housing developments, which soon became a mainstay of the urban landscape
Districts such as New York have union contracts with uniform teacher salary schedules, so teachers with more experience choose to work in schools with fewer “harder to educate” students
Public housing affects the children by three main factors
Not enough support from families
Too many people living in the homes.
The performance of the students might point to the fact that they are dealing with something at home