This novel is as stunning as it is truthful, a narrative shaped by history and love that honestly explores racism, abuse and a young woman's tenacity to fashion a life on her own terms. Pérez has contributed an important, meticulously crafted book to young adult literature.
Turning the Tide, a report by the Making Caring Common Project at Harvard, reminds high school educators and parents that the common good is good, and...
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. should sharply remind us that the Civil Rights Movement should never just be chapters in history books. Communities and children across the country need to believe they can stay on the march towards justice.
Success Academy is New York City's largest charter school network. About 11,000 children attend its thirty-six schools. But apparently it also discriminates against students with disabilities, at least according to a legal complaint filed by parents.
There's a very visual and historical table book out that showcases posters the depicts beautiful and haunting images of black thespians in cinema over a course of 100 years.
After attending a presentation on the history of housing segregation and race, parent Wendy Jacobson decided to see what her son's AP history textbook had to say on the matter.
The political power of groups battling discrimination can only be magnified through unity. The children of Charlotte's undocumented workers have been raised as Americans, attended American schools and know the history of the civil rights movement in their communities.
One outgrowth of the debate over racial injustice has been the effort to rename monuments with racially offensive names, faces or connotations, and to replace symbols that have reflected a painful, objectionable and often unacknowledged legacy
Honors, Gifted and Talented, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs can be an insidious way of maintaining racial segregation in nominally desegregated public schools.
Public education should not mean that, if you are wealthy, you have greater access to our public schools.
Perhaps the claim that we live in a "post-racial society" is an expression of hope, and maintaining hope is nothing short of a moral imperative in today's uncertain world. I suspect, however, that the term "post-racial society" is also an expression of denial, an invitation to turn away from reality.
His evangelical peers knew little of Soong-Chan's America, and their misunderstanding of his world underscored the depth of racial and economic splintering within evangelicalism. He learned that this divide was largely fueled by intentional racial partitioning by white religious leaders.
Woodlawn is based on the true story of Tony Nathan. Nathan was a gifted African American high school football player, who in 1973, was bused, along with other black students in the name of school integration to Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama.
I am also reminded that it takes extra effort to cross the intersection and meet those I don't encounter everyday as a function of my position and my privilege. But now the crosswalk is there, connecting me to the world, and making the intersections newly ripe places for collaboration and action.
By the end of this semester if I can get that student to realize that she does not need to appear "white enough" to succeed, or that at least in my class she does not, I will consider that a victory.
Education is never either an independent force in American society or a principle agent for social change. It is a reflection of the basic debates talking place in the broader society.