Quality teaching and student learning cannot occur in a chaotic classroom. Organized chaos, i.e. student-centered stations and activities, is extremely productive. Disruptive behavior, however, is extremely unproductive and problematic, to say the least. So, it’s rather interesting that while the USDOE is calling for schools to relax its “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies, the Brits are calling for […]
What precisely is this outfit again, EAG, or what have you? At some point, I heard it was started by some MI trust fund baby. In any event, talk about some cojones on these guys to post that photo, as if it implies some sort of truth about an AL school system. Every major school […]
I have heard student teachers and veterans wonder why they should teach about diversity or multicultural values if they and their students are white. Or, in other instances, appreciation and understanding of cultural diversity is viewed as an add-on or supplement, rarely the underlying goal of education. Still, in more instances, educators simply avoid discussions […]
Lisa Wade explains about stand your ground laws: It’s simple: stand your ground laws increase the chances that a homicide will be considered justifiable because it gives the jurors more leeway to give defendants the benefit of the doubt. But, jurors will likely give that benefit of the doubt to certain kinds of defendants and […]
If this case teaches anything, it is that the high crime of involuntary racism regularly has more insidious and corrosive effects than the premeditated variety. There was the 1) tepid prosecution by unprepared and inattentive prosecutors; 2) a defense that was allowed highly-irregular concessions to make its case; 3) an investigative team friendly to gun-toting […]
‘If this is how “anti-racism education” works – giving cover to organizations and policies that hurt people of color more than anybody else, it might be time to re-think that whole contraption as well.’ — Bruce A. Dixon Black Agenda Report (BAR) has been a consistent and principled opponent of neoliberal education reform for as […]
Imagine the impact if Obama spoke out emphatically against racism in other aspects of U.S. society. Unfortunately, all too often, Obama and others in the Black elite, along with liberals in the Democratic Party, avoid discussing race and racism, even when it is evident and obvious. — Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Neither of these items are breaking […]
solidaridad: End Racist Scholarship at Harvard University.
And folks are going to keep saying it.
There I said it. School closure policies are racist. Not necessarily bigoted, but indeed racist. Look up the difference.
Jose Vilson posted an open letter to education activists, and I have felt compelled to speak with him about the scar of racism. Read the full post here: To Jimmy (and Jose), with Love: I Walk Freely among Racism
A really, really compelling opinion piece from the NYT on the everyday racism and prejudice expressed by apparent “good people.” This might have to do with education reform measures, as the author already mentioned redlining, blockbusting, and gentrification as part of prejudicial urban renewal: I am trying to imagine a white president forced to show […]
U. S. schools have been using standardized tests now for a hundred years to sort and segregate by race and class. How long can it continue? Big story from the New York Times. Chart below from NYTimes: Published: January 12, 2013 A Major Gap in Gifted Programs The city started using tests as the main […]