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April 27, 2016

Teach For America Mixed Messages on Diversity and Equity

If the genuine goal of Teach For America is to bring about educational equity, then why not be more conscious of the success rate of the teachers that you're putting in the classroom?

March 28, 2016

'Often Imitated, Never Duplicated': Black Womanness in Education

Because we were all born into this unjust system, we cannot escape it's oppressive ways unless we actively and collectively work to disrupt it.... As a Black woman in this system, I need to go into work fully armored.

March 10, 2016

Considering the Intersections of Womanhood and Education

Considering what it means for me to be a woman in education means that I have to consider the multiple intersections of my own being, show my students the beauty in their own multiple-issue beings, and integrate all of those things to create an atmosphere of bidirectional learning.

February 26, 2016

Black History Month, Week 4: Tell Stories, Hear Stories, Find More Stories

Each Friday this month, I'll post some ideas, folks to follow, and blog pieces about Black history, the work Black teachers are doing and how they are engaging in this month with their students.

February 25, 2016

Who Gets to Be a Storyteller?

As my students move through a media world that may try to tell them they don't exist, they don't matter, or their stories are only worth being the stereotypical B-plot of a sitcom, I want them to stare those assumptions in the face and say, "NO."

February 05, 2016

Black History Month, Week 1: History That Cannot Be Silenced

Each Friday this month (or more), I'll post some ideas, folks to follow, and blog pieces about Black history, the work Black teachers are doing and how they are engaging in this month with their students.

February 04, 2016

Dear (White) Hollywood: Do Better By Teachers, Too

Students of color aren't here to be props on your television shows, conveniently placed so that an episode looks like it's set in 2016 and not an era when these jokes weren't tired.

January 26, 2016

Stop and Listen: Conversations About Race We Need to Have

Focusing only on individual pieces of policy often leads to a myopic debate that relegates important, systemic issues of race and class to the peripheral (if mentioned at all).

January 08, 2016

This Is Not the 'Leadership' We're Looking For

If "teacher leadership" means seeking "innovative" ways to deny students knowledge, information, or history that is relevant for them in service of "compliance," I'm not interested and I'm running in the opposite direction.

January 06, 2016

Small Steps to Giant Leaps: 3 Resolutions for Educators Seeking Equity

1. Create lessons devoted to social justice 2. Invite a community member 3. Talk Less, Smile More

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The opinions expressed in The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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