Teaching for Social Justice

by Jessica Shim Last August, a group of white supremacists marched on the lawns and streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, and chanted things like, “Jews will not replace us,” “Blood and soil,” and “White lives matter.” They were carrying torches, Confederate battle flags, and German Nazi flags. They terrorized the streets and turned Charlottesville into a…… Continue reading Teaching for Social Justice

Unitive Education Workshop June 26-30

Message from Sylvia Clute, President Alliance for Unitive Justice Teachers for Social Justice: Knowing of your interest/commitment to schools that provide a joyful adventure in learning, instead of a system based on hierarchy and punishment, you may be interested in a “unitive education” workshop that Laurie Koth and I are offering the last week in June.…… Continue reading Unitive Education Workshop June 26-30

Schools for a more perfect union: Reaffirming the goals of racially and economically integrated education

By Genevieve Siegel-Hawley “Segregated schools were, and are, inferior schools,” declared President Barack Obama a year ago in his landmark speech on race relations in America. “We still haven’t fixed them, fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, and the inferior education they provided, then and now, helps explain the pervasive achievement gap between today’s…… Continue reading Schools for a more perfect union: Reaffirming the goals of racially and economically integrated education

Reframing Poverty in Our Schools: Using GIS to Map Inequality

by Jesse Senechal In our highly polarized political environment – where every policy debate becomes an opportunity for harsh ideological clashes and brinkmanship – there seems to be one consistently common ground issue, public school policy.  From left to right, the argument is familiar.  It begins with the crisis rhetoric of failing schools, achievement gaps,…… Continue reading Reframing Poverty in Our Schools: Using GIS to Map Inequality