Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Philsophical Question: The War on Poverty or the War on the Poor? Where's the Development? Where are we in 2013?

What's happening on the cutting edge in education?  Not So Much -- or not so much in the establishment edu world?! But let's carry on... See this article on the San Fransisco Chronicle...

Lenora Fulani announces the publication of a special report by co-founder and developmental psychologist Lenora B. Fulani, Ph.D. entitled, The Development Line: Helping the Poor to Grow.

Nearly 50 years since the launch of the War on Poverty, the poverty rate in America is 15 percent, with 22.3 percent of children officially living below the poverty line. Nearly a third of all African-Americans—10.7 million—live in poverty.

Dr. Lenora Fulani argues that new conceptual, methodological and organizational tools, approaches that have been developed since the 1960s outside of traditional social service and educational institutions and funding streams, are essential for the successful development and education of inner-city youth in America. She traces these developments from 1968 and the genesis of Dr. King’s Poor People’s Movement, to present day programs like her own, which have successfully utilized performance-based methodologies to promote developmental learning among young people and their families.

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