October 6, 2015 | Posted At: 12:21 PM | Author: Alexander Russo | Category: (Who Cares What) Research Says , Teachers, Teaching, Unions
Books: Study Reveals How Racial Inequality Gets Baked Into Schools
Here's a book that I haven't heard much about until last week and think might be really interesting and useful to check out.
The book's author (UIC's Amanda Lewis) was on a Chicago radio show last week (How does racial inequality thrive in good schools?).
I learned a lot from the episode, especially around the impact of white college-educated parents' demands and priorities on teachers and the unconscious disparate implementation of punishments on children of color.
There's also mention of the book in this EdWeek piece (How Does an Equity Audit Work?).
"In a five-year study of one high school, they found that hall monitors and teachers tended to call out black students for dress code and other minor rule violations significantly more than white students, in part because they knew white students' parents were more likely to raise a fuss if their kids got in trouble, or ask that they get out of punishment because they were "good kids."
As you may already know, Lewis has another book, Race in the Schoolyard.