AVID Reflection

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I volunteered at Jack Jouett Middle School for the eighth-grade AVID program. In the classes, I helped students go through the AVID tutorial process. I functioned as a guide who coached the students through a Socratic process to understand points of confusion from their core classes, and then through collaborative work to understand the steps needed to clarify their point of confusion. All students in the AVID class apply to be in the program. They must have average to high test scores with a C to B+ grade point average. They also must be interested in going to college and have the potential to do so. They also must meet one or more of the following criteria, first to attend college, belong to a group of people generally underrepresented and underserved in four-year colleges, comes from a family with a low income, or has special circumstances. Once in the program, they must meet and …show more content…
Like some kids’ families didn’t have cars to drive them to school on Saturdays for the college trips. Also, all the kids were given laptops by the school so that every kid had the same internet access to school resources. This is in an attempt to counteract the phenomenon discussed in Stone’s Policy Paradox (2002). This book also talked about government assistance and questioning whether it could be an equalizer or a disadvantage with the example of Oscar Pistorius and his special prosthetic feet. I thought these two sections went hand in hand since many people find that there are people that rely on government assistance too much and also people that find the Equal Opportunity act to not level the playing field but to lean it in the other direction. I feel that government programs usually help more than they hurt but there are some outliers that abuse the system and that the Equal Opportunity Act is very vital since it helps give minorities the opportunities they lost due to the history of our

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