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  1. May 2018
    1. This piece of legislation suggested that schools were not doing enough to outreach and engage parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

      Literally 20 years later from Nixon's "A Nation at Risk" piece, No Child Left Behind policy was introduced which shifts the blame from parents and specifically mothers for going back to work and blames the schools and the teachers for not doing enough. Again, as a I said before, It takes a whole community of people to make schools work. Not just the parents and not just the schools in isolation.

    2. eived unfair advantages of affirmative action programs (Gutiérrez, Baquedano-López, & Alvarez, 200

      The document "A Nation at Risk" focused so much on the past and who we, as a society, should blame for our failing education system. I feel that everyone is to blame if an entire societal piece, such as school and education, is "failing" I feel this was a way to scare people into thinking a certain way. I feel that certain individuals did not like that bilingual education and affirmative action were being put into place so they had to do something to make efforts that help minorities fail.

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    1. The absence of this faith promotes leadership that is rooted in notions of domestication and “assistencialism”—a condition of dependence that is often created and sustained when systems and institutions do not engage emergent community capacities, thereby forcing people to rely on external support

      This section makes me think of the idea of silence in regards to seeing oppression and discrimination. We, as educators, need to me conscious of needs of the families in our educational communities. We need to work together to create a culture of helping those in need, so that they do not have to rely on external supports, as Miller states. I Immediately connected this section with Epstein's six types of involvement. The fifth type of involvement in this theory includes decision making and the idea that families should be involved in the decision making around their children and we need to support these families in making appropriate and positive decisions for those children.

    1. This first proposition is so important to me as an educator. I feel that it gives insight into the idea of Brofenbrenner's cycle. The environment and context in which a learner is in is crucial to the experience they are going to have. If we think of this experience as reciprocal in nature then we too can see what the environment and individual, in that learners life, gains from the said experience. I think it is important to remember these experiences as a learning moment for both parties.