This video is an analogy for the difference between equality and equity. In the video a caterpillar climbs under a fence with ease, while a snail tries but can’t because. his shell won’t allow him to go under the small crack in the fence. The caterpillar just tells him to keep trying but there is no possible way for the snail’s shell to fit under the fence, so they find another solution and go through a larger opening in the fence. “He’s never had to think about shells or slimy trails, and that’s a privilege that the snail has never had, because she has to think about that stuff all the time.”
Corrupt officers were a huge problem in The Other Wes Moore, causing people to feel unsafe and this article talks about the most corrupt officers. If these stories were told in The Other Wes Moore these police might have been stopped. This article states many cops change off duty and cause more problems “In New York City, an NYPD officer was arrested last Thursday for allegedly peddling drugs on the street in Queens while off duty. “
Students who don’t attend college or drop out are most likely from low income neighborhoods, which are usually dominantly minorities. These low income neighborhoods have poorly run elementary and secondary schools. Improving these schools first will help students be better prepared for college, which will help improve everything else. This relates to The Other Wes Moore because education is what makes or breaks the two. Everything was quite similar about the two, except education. Wes’ mom prevented him from getting involved with the bad school system by making him attend Riverdale and Fort Valley. The Other Wes, stayed in the bad school system until he dropped out. “We need to work to ensure that access to graduate education is available to all Americans.”
The OUSTAU is a group that supported young African Americans that attend American University. The group would back young students to get them into a window into the University and help pay for different things. Such as Wes’s mom was apart of this group in college. “The Organization of African and Afro-American Students at American University (OUSTAU) formed in 1967 to improve the climate of AU for Black students.”
This image shows the difference of an impact a teacher can have in a classroom, One of the pencils (the one of the left) shows students excelling in one class, everyone is showing up and the stars around them could imply what good students they are, the other pencil(on the right) shows students running away from the broken pencil, indicating they aren’t showing up from class they have no stars so they are probably not learning a lot. This quote explains this image,”We now have a substantial number of studies that indicate clearly how much difference teacher effectiveness makes to student outcomes.” The pencils take place of teachers and show a lot in this image I believe the teachers a student have can really impact the education rate in the U.S.
This article is mainly describing the images that come along with it. The images display the difference between equality and equity. It then goes on to also explain the difference between justice and liberty as well. “Equity is a home. Not like a physical house...but rather a home. Because that’s more metaphorical to a sense of belonging and stuff, yeah? Yeah.”
Clint Smith's parents raised him by the rules. The rules to survive and the rules to make him the best human being to society he could be. Wes’s mother tried to raise Wes with the same kind of results in life. She tried to get him to not be into drugs and trouble. His mom wanted him to go to school and how important it was to get an education . Wes’s mom sent him to a private school and then a military school. His mom would also give him advice. Both Clint and Wes were always getting advice from their parents, or in Wes’s case his mom. “As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing.”
This article explains five methods on how to improve student attendance. Although these things seem to be for college, they could also work for high school. All of them are great solutions to the attendance problem in The Other Wes Moore. If these methods were used in the book for the other Wes, maybe he wouldn’t have end up the way he did because he received education. Education would’ve definitely improved his life. “The general consensus among most faculty members is that regular class attendance helps students learn and retain the course content more effectively.”
This article talks about how kids could end up dealing drugs. The article explains an incident that happened in the righters own town. He explained how he thinks how a kid could end up dealing drugs so young.He talked about why kids go to drugs. ¨A mile from my home, a 14-year-old boy was arrested selling crack cocaine to adults¨.
This website has many different articles by real life people, these articles tell their stories about how social security has saved them in one way or another, this quote by Larry shows how much of an impact social security can help someone in need, “social security has helped me not only financially but also medically, because I would not be able to pay for the medicine I receive, the treatments I’ve had, or my regular doctor visits. So it's helped me tremendously.” This is only one story from this site, but you can clearly see how important social security is to people in need and it would have probably been a life changer for Wes’s family in The Other Wes Moore.
This Article is about how to decrease poverty in the united states. It talks about ten solutions that could help the people that are having trouble raising a family. And are barely making enough money so if some of these solutions go into effect it could help with poverty. ¨The Census Bureau released its annual income, poverty, and health insurance report yesterday, revealing that four years into the economic recovery, there has been some progress in the poverty rate as it fell from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, but there was no statistically significant improvement in the number of Americans living in poverty.¨