Why does being suspended or expelled increase the likelihood that a student will drop out of school? Understanding the impacts of school retention, school suspension, and school expulsion are crucial to developing success plans for youth in the education system. Although this phenomenon has been well-established and researched, schools continue to utilize school suspension and school expulsion as forms of punishment. These forms of punishment have negative impacts on students’ wellbeing in both the short and long term, within and outside of the classroom.
Diversity in education is a topic of growing discussion, though most conversations fail to appreciate the role that diversity in teaching has on student success. The World Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WAIE) sees this disparity as an opportunity to provide students with representation within and outside of the classroom. WAIE prioritizes a culturally responsive curriculum taught by a diverse body of educators along with robust workforce readiness and higher education preparation programs, equipping our students in becoming the next generation of ethical educators.
Ethnic studies in public schools is necessary, however, it is lacking in the United States. A core value of the World Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WAIE) is that our young scholars' stories matter. In this way, we emphasize the importance of learning about the past and present histories of all peoples, especially those who have been historically silenced. Gaining an appreciation for the cultures of the world is central to our communities’ development.
The World Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WAIE) is a strong believer in the fact that it is time for us to build our own tables instead of asking for a seat at someone else's table. Creating diversity in business leadership is essential to supporting communities of color in developing generational wealth.