Here’s How Schools Can Promote Racial Literacy

Color-blindness is out! The focused approach to race relations should be race-consciousness or racial literacy: the ability to read, recast, and resolve racially stressful encounters when they happen. People of color can face challenges regarding race, class, privilege, and power and often find themselves on the receiving end of harmful microaggressions — those subtle but painful race-based slights. […]

Why ALL Students Are “AT-RISK”

The label: “at risk” student…. What does this concept look like? Who does it look like, and  do we know when, where or how to make this determination? The term at-risk is often used to describe students or groups of students who are considered to have a higher probability of failing academically or dropping out of school. […]

Metal Detectors….Where? and Why?

I am a realist and understand that tragedies occur in our nation’s schools because students are bringing guns and other weapons in through the building doors. I also understand that students, living in the ‘ghettoes of our cities, also bring guns, knives and other weapons into their learning environments, too. One point to be made […]

Textbook Diversity May Be Increasing Under Common Core – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

Well, it certainly is about time that practical consideration of an overhaul of currently distributed textbooks in k-12 schools throughout our country. Children deserve better! They deserve to be taught under a more complete, accurate and reflective curriculum fully supported and supplemented by the corresponding and appropriate  instructional materials. Like it or not, America is incredibly, beautifully […]