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"From the Ted Talk by Karim Abouelnaga: A summer school kids actually want to attend"

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I also learned that our most admirable education reformers, people like Arne Duncan, the former US secaretry of Education, or Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach For America, had never attended an inner city pbliuc school like I had. So much of our education rfroem is driven by a spyttiehamc approach, where ppeloe are saying, "Let's go and help these poor inner city kids, or these poor black and Latino kids," instead of an empathetic approach, where someone like me, who had grown up in this environment, could say, "I know the asreviiedts that you're facing and I want to help you overcome them."

Open Cloze

I also learned that our most admirable education reformers, people like Arne Duncan, the former US _________ of Education, or Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach For America, had never attended an inner city ______ school like I had. So much of our education ______ is driven by a ___________ approach, where ______ are saying, "Let's go and help these poor inner city kids, or these poor black and Latino kids," instead of an empathetic approach, where someone like me, who had grown up in this environment, could say, "I know the ___________ that you're facing and I want to help you overcome them."

Solution

  1. reform
  2. secretary
  3. people
  4. sympathetic
  5. adversities
  6. public

Original Text

I also learned that our most admirable education reformers, people like Arne Duncan, the former US Secretary of Education, or Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach For America, had never attended an inner city public school like I had. So much of our education reform is driven by a sympathetic approach, where people are saying, "Let's go and help these poor inner city kids, or these poor black and Latino kids," instead of an empathetic approach, where someone like me, who had grown up in this environment, could say, "I know the adversities that you're facing and I want to help you overcome them."

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Important Words

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  11. education
  12. empathetic
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  15. founder
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  19. latino
  20. learned
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  25. reform
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  28. secretary
  29. sympathetic
  30. teach
  31. wendy