My Educational Journey In The Teacher Freire's Journey To Education

My educational Journey has been overall a very good journey. My early elementary school years I felt was the strongest. I went to school where the majority of the student population were white. I never felt as though the teachers were giving me different treatment because I was African-American. I never felt as thou I was the child that everyone wanted to save because of my skin color. Not once did I ever feel out of place from my teachers. I will admit that I struggled with self-identity due to the fact I was not around children of my own race. When I was in third grade I started to identify with my race more because I started a new school that had more of a mixed population. I remember having all the necessary resources needed to learn and being exposed to many different things and projects. The main focus was not testing but genuinely teachers teaching to give us the proper skills needed to continue to be successful as I moved from grade to grade. When I moved to Maryland in fifth grade, I saw a difference in schools from where I was coming from to where I was attending school now. The teachers I still felt were teaching and not focusing on testing so much. The amount of resources available to the schools is what changed the most and the classroom sizes. The…show more content…
People like to place people of color in a box when it comes to education. They drill these misconceptions into our children head, that leads them to believe that they are dumb, they can not learn, or they need things to be broken down to them in the simplest form in order to understand. Children of color have been oppressed for years and still not much has been done in order to change it. Friere talks about dehumanization a lot in the first few chapter. I agree that our children are being dehumanized and the education system is setting up our children for more failure than
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