A Teacher’s Account of Urban Schools
By: Cynthia Price
About the Book
150 50: A Teacher’s Account of Urban Schools introduces various ways to teach culture and identity in the classroom. In order to do this, school districts and teachers must work hand-in-hand to create a healthy environment for children that addresses the whole culture of a child – instead of making assumptions about one aspect of a child’s culture.
About the Author
Growing up as a black child in a white, rural setting, made Cynthia Price aware that her role in the school setting was very different from her role at home. She experienced racial conflict having grown up in a black, two-parent household with four other siblings. Her mother was a registered nurse and her father, a laborer, yet she and her siblings were fortunate to have college as an option in her family.
In 1985, Price graduated with a BA in communications from The Ohio State University. She then worked a variety of jobs in television, radio, clothing, and jewelry before receiving her teaching certificate from Ohio Dominican College. She presented at Columbia and Harvard Universities, taught diversity, was an English Department chair, Proficiency/Ohio Graduation Tests teacher, and a leadership intern. She went on to receive her MA in education and completed the Licensure Program for School Principals at The Ohio State University.
(2019, Paperback, 86 pages)