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Engaging with Ruby Payne’s Work

A number of resources that begin to explore responses to Ruby Payne’s work.  Thank you to Marianne McCoy- Curriculum Specialist for sending this along!

Marianne writes: “Her work has generated much response based on her research, sampling, patterning, and the danger of misinterpretation by teachers”

Peddling Poverty for Profit: Elements of Oppression in Ruby Payne’s Framework
EQUITY & EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, 41(1), 130–148, 2008

A Framework for Understanding Ruby Payne
by Anita Perna Bohn (apbohn@ilstu.edu) assistant professor at Illinois State University

Savage Unrealities: Racism and Classism Abound in Ruby Payne’s Framework (2008)
Paul C. Gorski’s essay published in Rethinking Schools.

Miseducating Teachers about the Poor: A Critical Analysis of Ruby Payne’s Claims about Poverty
by Randy Bomer, Joel E. Dworin, Laura May & Peggy Semingson