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By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

This problem to influential educator Ruby Payne's theories in regards to the impact of category adjustments and economics on instructing and learning puts forward other elements as higher predictors of pupil performance. Pointing to good fortune tales in colleges that serve low-income scholars, this refutation of Payne's renowned teacher-training application asserts that teacher expectancies, time on activity, and the principal's management are the most components in identifying academic results at a school. Abandoning Payne's framework of teacher-student source of revenue disparities, racial make-up, and per-pupil expenditure, this severe analysis asserts the human part because the strongest software for bettering schooling in failing faculties.

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One of the reasons John Ogbu felt that the caste system was alive and well in America was because African Americans who do stay in school soon learn there is no assured payoff. 24 times that of Whites with diplomas, and an even greater gap separates Black and White high school graduates. Ruby Payne, African Americans are not quite convinced that an education pays in a racist society. Another major reason for the income-wealth disparity is the discriminatory practices of the financial industry. Blacks are more likely to receive high-interest mortgage loans than Whites.

In a typical two-parent family, there might be a father with a high school diploma making $20 an hour as a truck driver and a mother with an associate’s degree earning $10 an hour as an administrative assistant. Collectively they’re bringing in $30 an hour to the family. If they divorce, the mother-headed family loses two-thirds of its income. 43 An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne’s Poverty Theory Why is the truck driver, with his high school diploma, paid $20 an hour and the administrative assistant, who has a degree and has mastered Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and numerous other software programs, only paid $10 an hour?

More than 31 percent of the delegates to the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention were slaveholders, who together owned approximately 1400 slaves. The framers were idealists, but they were also racists. James Madison and George Washington were two of the more prosperous delegates to the convention. Their capital investment in slaves would be valued at approximately $105 million today. The delegates were protecting their slave investments and the nation’s free labor system. They believed that Black slave labor was necessary for the development of the nation and the prosperity of Whites in this country.

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