As sweeping social changes redefine “family,” school library book collections are in need of an overhaul.
Implicit bias, which has a major impact in a student’s ability to learn and feel valued, has to be addressed with ongoing training. “You can’t do it once and expect it to stick,” says educator.
An eye-opening new book looks at how racial inequality thrives at a diverse and high-achieving suburban high school.
Hundreds of books are either removed or challenged in U.S. schools and libraries each year.
“It’s like breaking a habit, but the first thing you have to do is become aware of the habit,” says expert.
“Keeping students from learning about their own history is structural racism, ” says teacher Jose Lara.
Few American schools are immune to the racial divides that run through our nation, says director of Teaching Tolerance.