Title

Wasting Talent: Using Counter-Storytelling to Narrate Dismal Educational Outcomes

Published In

Journal of Latinos and Education

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

7-2017

Subjects

Pedagogy -- methods

Abstract

A recent study illustrated that the educational attainment of Latina/o students has been dismal during the past decade and that many Latinas/os continue to “fall through the cracks” of the educational pipeline. Through storytelling, I juxtapose my educational trajectory as a high school graduate with that of my third-oldest brother, who “fell through the cracks” of the educational pipeline as an underclassman in high school. I provide examples of how being reprimanded for minimal misconduct negatively impacted my older brother’s overall school experiences, which ultimately prevented him from finishing high school despite his potential to succeed.

Rights

Copyright © 2021 Informa UK Limited

DOI

10.1080/15348431.2017.1337574

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