Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Opportunity Gap

Thanks to my Twitter friends I've seen two articles today that support the vision of the Tutor/Mentor Connection.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
How to Hurdle the Achievement Gap - by Corinne Gregory on the Social Smarts web site.

Let's Focus on Opportunity, Not Achievement, An EducationWeek article by Richard Milner

At the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference on May 19 and 20 we'll focus on collective actions that leaders can take to generate the greater flow of resources needed to build and sustain more mentor-rich volunteer-based programs in high poverty neighborhoods of Chicago and other big-city regions.

Once we focus on the opportunity gap, let's focus on the actions needed to close the gap, and not turn back to the old "build better teachers" strategies that do little to change the social and emotional and mentoring supports available in highly segregated, high poverty big city neighborhoods.

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