Saturday, January 15, 2011
Stupid Shit People Say About Poor Children
Luckily this does not happen at my current jobsite, but I have lost count of the number of times that I have heard education professionals tell me that kids don't like to read or write.
I wish I could carry around the reams and reams of evidence that I have to the contrary.
The worst part is that they're often saying "the kids we work with" which is code for "urban" which is code for...
Even if they aren't being racist, they are certainly underestimating kids, which is absolutely the worst sin as far as I am concerned.
It is not our job to reinforce stereotypes that people have about children, any children. It is our job to show them every possible opportunity.