An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne's Poverty Theory by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

This problem to influential educator Ruby Payne's theories concerning the impact of classification alterations and economics on educating and learning puts forward other elements as greater predictors of pupil performance. Pointing to good fortune tales in colleges that serve low-income scholars, this refutation of Payne's well known teacher-training application asserts that teacher expectancies, time on activity, and the principal's management are the most elements 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 serious analysis asserts the human part because the strongest device for bettering schooling in failing faculties.

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The organization he represents has made a mistake, something that hardly ever happens. According to their records, he goes on, you were to have been born Black to another set of parents far from where you were raised. However, the rules being what they are, this error must be rectified and as soon as possible. So at midnight tonight, you will become Black. And this will mean not simply a darker skin, but the bodily and facial features associated with African ancestry. However, inside you’ll be the person you always were.

They were not disciplined in the other two classrooms. On the cover of my book Black Students, Middle-Class Teachers there is a White female teacher and a Black boy. Eighty-three percent of elementary school teachers are White and female. I spend almost three days a week with White females who are interested in improving their skills, not understanding poverty. The future of the Black race literally lies in the hands of White female teachers. What I observed in Minneapolis is occurring throughout the country.

This calculation conveys as well as anything the value that White people place on their own skin. Indeed, to be White is to possess a gift whose value can be appreciated only after it has been taken away. Why ask so large a sum? Surely this needs no detailing. 10 In the next chapter we will look at economic empowerment. If Ruby Payne is that concerned about poverty and its impact on African Americans and their educational achievement, then she should begin to address the root issue, and that’s how to economically empower African Americans.

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