Community members speculate that Gilcrease elementary is being cleared for a charter school.
Segregated and unequal schools replaced the anti-literacy laws that thrived during ‘legal’ institutionalized chattel slavery. When Brown v. Board of Education ruled ‘segregation’ unconstitutional, academic-intellectual segregation replaced Jim Crow.
With all of the teaching certifications and professional development, diversity and inclusion trainings, and Black History month celebrations that they see every February, some White teachers are insensitive to and can’t get our history right.
The less educated Black students are the higher-probability they will have at ending up in an Oklahoma prison.
‘One of the most un-American things I’ve seen in my life.’ Oklahoma bill would strip teachers of union rights
Oklahoma House Bill 2214 would make it illegal for any individual school, school district or board of education to approve teachers engaging in a walkout. Any teachers who did participate in a walkout would lose their wages and would have their state license “permanently revoked”.
“Previous research has also shown positive short-term causal impact of black students having black teachers, in which their end-of-year test scores were higher than black students who didn’t have a black teacher,” a study found.
By closing schools that are not being optimally utilized and pulling resources together such as reading specialists, counselors and therapists, and highly certified teachers, students in the district will have access to additional instruction as well as social and emotional support