Graduate Student Presents at Educational Conference

USFSP College of Education, student, Allison Stering, presented at the SEPES Conference, South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society: 2016, February 4-6, in Ashville, North Carolina. She presented her paper,“ A Personal Account of Inequality through Four Schools.”

Allison Stering with SEPES Association President

Allison Stering with SEPES Association President

“This presentation focuses on my experience as a student, volunteer, and teacher in various elementary and pre-elementary schools. Many of the schools that I talk about are located in St. Petersburg, including one of the “failure factories” schools. Since 2007, Pinellas county has made “neighborhood schools” that have attributed to resegregation in area schools. This resegregation has led to vast differences in schools, some of which are less than five miles away from each other. Looking at the differences in curriculum, demographics, and funding in these schools provides a better idea of what is to come and how this situation can, hopefully, be helped,” said Stering.

Allison Stering, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, College of Education, is currently in the Master’s program in Elementary Education with ESOL Endorsement. She expects to graduate in Fall 2018.