Posts Tagged: race
Dear 9th Graders,
On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break, Ms. Bech and I came into class exhausted. We had spent the night before staying up late to hear the non-indictment announcement in Ferguson. We knew Tuesday’s lesson was about the justice system and conversations about race in America, but we had to figure out how to incorporate this latest news. Read more.
Today, I was captivated by this address by Diane Ravitch, a professor at NYU and former education official under the first president Bush, speaking to an audience in Chicago. She is currently a crusader against the pro-testing, anti-teacher, and anti-union ‘reformers’ in education. Read more.
On Tuesday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 4th, fellow Sarah Bertucci and I joined about 45 Burlington School District teachers for a workshop offered by the Washington Consulting Group on building cultural competence.
This was an incredibly valuable workshop in which we practiced looking at our organizations with race in mind. Read more.