23 thoughts on “The consciousness gap in education – an equity imperative | Dorinda Carter Andrews | TEDxLansingED”

  1. Class is ignored in racial discussions. Biggest reforms in inequality would be college acceptance regulation and changing the elitism culture by making public colleges equal to Harvard and Ivy League colleges

  2. "Equity and equality are two strategies we can use in an effort to produce fairness. Equity is giving everyone what they need to be successful. Equality is treating everyone the same. Equality aims to promote fairness, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same help." Amy Sun

  3. Give me a break…why don’t we see Asians doing poorly in school? Oh yeah because their culture appreciates academics.

  4. 10:19 This analogy hits the nail on the head, but only if the worn out shoes represent low g-factor and the polished shoes represent high g factor.

  5. I think that a student's academic performance is largely determined by his or her cognitive ability, not environment.

  6. 15:00 This is the sticking-point. Relinquishing advantages runs counter to the competitive spirit. It was hard for people to do 2000 years ago, and it’s hard today. Only the most dedicated and most humble do so freely, and even for them it’s still hard.
    Meanwhile, young, enthusiastic teachers are dropping out in record numbers – the very ones who might have made a difference.

  7. White surpremacy and "whiteness" are not the social norm.

    They are the perceptions of people of color.

    When people of color start attending school and applying themselves the achievement gap will close itself.

  8. Another quote that I would like to add incase someone who is social justice warrior labels me that is untrue hate is hate hate can come in any forms Martian Luther king said hate is the worse form to solve problems I think all lives matter no matter where they are or where they are from.

  9. There is no benefit to using marxist analysis of the racial achievement gap. Average group IQs explain it all, why Asians do better than white people, why Hispanics and blacks under perform whites and Asians.

  10. I cannot say I agree with the idea of equity. I'm all for equality but equity is so hard to get right and so hard to give everybody a fair chance I'd prefer equality.

    I've seen a few examples of equity in the Australian education system. When I was a kid teacher saw that I was ahead so they decided to ignore me for other kids, over time i fell behind and was stuck in a state of "I don't know what to do" and "this is way too easy" eventually leading me to skip 2-3 days a week until year 5 of school. (impacting my spelling and aspects of English)

    There's another example of equity I've seen and that is that Aboriginals are less advantaged than European, Asian and African Australians. The government decided to create many programmes to help aboriginals including paying all private school fees, giving $200 a week to study, paying for all school camps and other things like that. The "equity" didn't really work though and their education didn't really improve much, leading to school camps (at my school) being 80% aboriginal even though they make up 3% of the population.

    That's why I can't get behind equity, and, in fact, I believe it is negligible to the education of aboriginal students. Every student needs to be in an environment so they can thrive, that's why equality in education is better than equity.

  11. Cultural differences exist. Trying to design an education system that implies equality in these differences is a mistake. Its what slowed the education system down in the first place. Consciousness means paying attention. The students aren't paying attention.

  12. I have a very simple reason for why African Americans are frequently impoverished, and it is not the fault of the current generation. Slavery. When slavery was banned, former slaves didn't get squat. They were poor. And the African Americans today are their descendants. Their parents did not have the resources their child needed. And the cycle continued generation to generation. Here is the question. Do you punish the descendents of the "racist" whites who are not responsible for this at all, or do not help the disadvantaged blacks who do not always have the same resources. In my opinion I would swap out every time she said white with rich and black with poor, but she has a point. Have some qualms with it, but she has a point.

  13. This would be so much better if you had a white man presenting this… where are the male Jane Eliot's?

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