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Started: 1/31/2019 1:44 PM
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How to Fix a Broken School

​Here is a powerful video on Ted Talks by Linda Cliatt-Wayman, a principal in North Philadelphia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe2nlti47kA

Linda Cliatt-Wayman attended a low-performing school in the same Philadelphia neighborhood where she was asked to lead another as a principal. She recalled how incredibly dark the school was inside: “I remember saying to myself, ‘How can I educate kids that I cannot see? Where are the lights? No wonder so many fights. I can’t see anything.’ Instantly I thought about segregation and I thought about how it was supposed to have ended in 1958—I felt trapped, that we were stuck there. And then what in the world was I going to do to make sure that this also was a school for students who had nowhere else to go. And I felt how it was degrading that anybody’s child would have to go to a school like this.”


http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/siteASCD/wholechild/spring2017wcsreport.pdf

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Tiffany Pope

​Here is a powerful video on Ted Talks by Linda Cliatt-Wayman, a principal in North Philadelphia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe2nlti47kA

Linda Cliatt-Wayman attended a low-performing school in the same Philadelphia neighborhood where she was asked to lead another as a principal. She recalled how incredibly dark the school was inside: “I remember saying to myself, ‘How can I educate kids that I cannot see? Where are the lights? No wonder so many fights. I can’t see anything.’ Instantly I thought about segregation and I thought about how it was supposed to have ended in 1958—I felt trapped, that we were stuck there. And then what in the world was I going to do to make sure that this also was a school for students who had nowhere else to go. And I felt how it was degrading that anybody’s child would have to go to a school like this.”


http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/siteASCD/wholechild/spring2017wcsreport.pdf

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