Income and Education

Day One
  1. Intro Questions
    • Do you think that education is a means to increase your income?
    • Do you think there are inequities in the public education system?
    • Do you think all economic classes have fair access to high quality education and income mobility?
  2. Review of some equity language.
  3. Jeopardy
Team 1-400
Team 2-200
Team 3-100
Team 4-300

Questions gone:
Poverty 100,500
RGE 200,300,400
CE 300
EoE 100
CoE 100,300,400

Day Two
  1. Debate Introduction
  2. Choose Roles
  3. Finish Jeopardy
  4. Reflection
    • Return to your intro questions and answer them again.
  5. Research
Day Three
  1. Debate Research
Day Four
  1. Debate
  2. Reflection
    • Write a paragraph explaining your answer to the debate question.
  3. Jonathan Kozol Reading Page 1, 2, 3, 4
    1. What are your initial thoughts or feelings?

    2. Can you relate to any of the experiences described in the passage?

    3. Are there any parts of the passage that especially struck you?

    4. If you attended this school, would you feel optimistic that you could live a successful life once you graduated? Why?

    5. What are some ways that this school could be improved?

POverty Game

Articles
TABLE 2.
INCOME MOBILITY TRANSITION MATRIX, 1968-91

  1991 Income Quintile  
1968 Income Quintile Lowest Second Middle Fourth Highest Total
Lowest 46.7 24.5 17.3 8.7 2.7 100.0
Second 23.6 26.2 26.4 14.3 9.6 100.0
Middle 13.6 21.8 20.2 26.2 18.2 100.0
Fourth 9.2 16.7 20.4 26.2 27.6 100.0
Highest 6.7 10.8 16.1 24.5 42.0 100.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0  

Source: Gottschalk tabulations of the PSID, reported in Mishel, Bernstein, and Schmitt (1997).

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