For this weeks blog I just wanted to do a reflection and talk about what was in the pieces that we were supposed to read. First off i really like what was in the preface of Finn's Literacy with Attitude. I thought that this was a very powerful piece and and really goes along with a lot of what Delpit says with the culture of power. One thing that i found in the preface that looks exactly like what Delpit would say is this, "The status quo is the status quo because people who have the power to make changes are comfortable with the way things are. It takes energy to make changes, and the energy must come from the people who will benefit from the change." This quote sounds exactly like something Delpit would say because she is big with the culture of power in how the people who are reaping all the benefits don't want to do anything to change these things. Then the people who need change don't have any of the resources to do so.
Another thing that caught my attention was right at the beginning of chapter one. This was when he was talking about naming his book and he started to talk about Jonathan Kozol. I thought that this was interesting because in class we have talked about him a lot in class. This particular piece was talking about his book Savage Inequalities and how it is unfair how different races are being taught differently. This is something that Johnson has said a few things about in how we need to educate everyone equally. Finn and Johnson are on the same page with this and Finn actually uses these things in his own classroom where he treats everyone the same and tells them specific directions. This is something that really needs to be done to help create a better balance in our world today where people are on the same level as each other.
When going back and re reading my blog i realize that it is more of a connections piece than i originally thought it was going to be. In class i want to discuss how there are so may people that can be connected to this piece. I would also like to talk about education and how it needs to be equally distributed to everyone and have it be equal. If schooling was equal for everyone then our world could be much different than it is today.