Carrying the Fight for Racial Equity in Our Schools
If we are to build on the momentum of the past week to dismantle systemic racism, schools and classrooms must be co-conspirators in the fight for racial equity. This email presents a curated selection of our recent articles on race and equity that we have unlocked so that all educators can equip themselves with key knowledge and resources to press for change in their communities.
Since our founding more than 75 years ago, ASCD has been an organization dedicated to the proposition that equity matters—and that education must be for all children. We are committed to supporting individuals, school leaders, and frontline workers in this ongoing work to ensure that schools lay the foundation for necessary change. Read more on our Racial Justice and Equity resource page.
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Vanessa Siddle Walker
Segregation-era black educators set the groundwork for an equitable and aspirational education system for all. How can we get back to their vision?
Educators have an obligation to confront the harm of racism, says one social-emotional learning expert. She shares five steps educators can take to teach for an antiracist future.
Baruti Kafele provides attendees with strategies for maintaining leadership effectiveness during what will likely be the greatest challenge that they will ever encounter in their leadership careers.
Educators need to ensure that students of color see themselves as part of the picture, says the renowned psychologist and author.
Students experiencing racism can't wait for schools to move at their own pace and comfort level.
Fighting the Jeffersonian Dismissal Matthew R. Kay A founding father's short-sided views on race challenges educators to consider how black people are reflected in curricula. Why We Can't Afford Whitewashed Social-Emotional Learning Dena Simmons Students live in a world wrestling with injustice. By designing social-emotional learning experiences that question and confront inequity, educators give students the skills to navigate (and ultimately change) an unjust world.
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