As a challenge to myself in 2016, I decided to blog three times a week about some news article or post or research article I have read. Further I am challenging myself to come up with solutions to problems presented or reflect on how my day-to-day teaching will change in response to what I have … Continue reading How Hard Should School Be?
Source: Anthony Cody: Are Journalistic Ethics Passè?
A lot of merit in this! Source: More Thoughts on Feedback, Grades, and Late Work
Indeed! The time is always now.
In the US in 2016—and specifically for educators—the need to confront racism must remain central to all efforts to overcome inequity and injustice. Among the privileged—white-, male-, heterosexual-skewed—there is no room for “yes, but,” although there remains ample room for stepping back, being silent, and then listening as first steps to offering solidarity in the action needed to confront the false narratives of “meritocracy” and “rugged individualism,” and then to overcome the irrefutable inequities linked to race, class, gender, and sexuality.
One commitment is to resist the whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr. as a passive radical. So here, I offer some readings, varied and important, but pathways to honoring the radical MLK and to resisting the lingering dream deferred.
Final Words of Advice/ “Where do we go from here?” (1967), Martin Luther King Jr.
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Haley’s fairy tale…
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