The justifications used to shut down urban schools ignore the voices of parents, students and educators, but can’t mask the racism embedded in the policy.
Feb. 4-8 is Black Lives Matter At School Week of Action.
Discussing human rights and equity should be welcomed in classrooms, not dismissed as “partisanship” or “politics.”
“Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Out” tells the story of how parents, students, educators and their allies are fighting systemic racism in schools.
Students lead the Black Education Matters movement by standing up to racism. “Action is the first step in turning ideas of equality into reality.”
Derek Black, godson to former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, was being groomed to lead the white nationalist movement. Then he went to college.
Student dress codes continue to unfairly target girls and students of color. Experts and educators weigh in on how to make them more equitable.
While graduation ceremonies in 2018 still celebrated tradition, students stood up and delivered important and inspiring messages.