One teary-eyed teacher told me she had no idea this is what kids of color were going through.
Ninety percent of educators nationwide report that school climate has been negatively affected since the presidential election.
Whether it is a swastika spray painted on the school wall or a confederate flag flying on public grounds, the effect is divisive and deeply painful.
Educators learn a vital truth about today’s teens: They are acutely aware of racial discrimination in America, and will engage in robust conversations about racism’s impact on them and our society.
As a young teacher in an all-Black segregated school in NC, when Willa Johnson taught her students how to register to vote she was summoned to the principal’s office and summarily fired.
In Minneapolis, educators and community members won a huge victory when they successfully organized to end the use of a phonics curriculum that was filled with race, gender and cultural stereotypes.
Teacher says the nasty and divisive language coming out of the 2016 presidential election about Muslims, refugees, and immigrants is getting the attention of the kids in his school, 60 percent of whom are students of color.