I argue that what is best for kids will never be a newer renovated building, not the latest curriculum craze, not the most up to date technology, but that we have high quality teachers in every single classroom who believe whole heartedly that our students at Gilcrease can achieve as much as any other student in this school district.
In Tulsa, schools with a large African-American student-population are failing some 51-years after the U.S. Justice Department filed suit against Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) to force a plan for desegregation.
One brags that he’s glad Jews were sent there then the white woman says she only wants niggers to go to concentration camps.
ImpactTulsa’s data suggest that African Americans, along with other ethnic groups in Tulsa, should focus on enrolling their children in pre-K programs because it ensures kindergarten readiness and improves academic outcomes.
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.