The crosshairs of today’s public education system: Remote learning and systemic racism

A look into how the global pandemic combined with our political government is reshaping American education.

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Society’s attention to them has always been spotty, but they had at least been visible — one saw them on the way to school, in their blue or burgundy uniforms, or in the park and the playground afterward. Now they were behind closed doors, and so were we, with full license to turn inward. While we dutifully stayed home to flatten the curve, children like Shemar were invisible.

May 25th

ABC 7: “White woman ID’ed as Amy Cooper in NYC calls police on black man over dog leash”

“If you felt uneasy watching that Target being looted, try to imagine how it must feel for Black Americans when they watch themselves being looted every single day. Police in America are looting Black bodies.”

Educators are re-evaluating their curriculum

It’s not just BIPOC who need to see themselves in the literature or history they study. White students need to hear those perspectives as well, just as straight and cisgender students need to read LGBTQ+ stories.

How are politics influencing how our students are taught?

Cover image of the Fall 2020 issue of American Educator: A Journal of Educational Equity, Research, And Ideas

Moving our students forward

Source: Girls Inc. Learning and Enrichment Center Supports Girls Remote Learning During the Pandemic

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