Sitting in my administrator’s office, I eagerly waited to hear how my observation went. “You sure are wearing that dress,” he told me. I was a bit taken aback by the comment, so I nervously smiled, waited for his feedback about my teaching, suppressed the comment and continued on with the conversation as if nothing ever happened. I had convinced myself that he meant no harm by the comment and tried to put it out of my mind.
I believe having all fifth-grade students take their writing assessment test online is a big problem that’s centered around equity.
“It’s clear as the chief executive officer of an organization and needing to be fiscally responsible to Tulsans who fund our public schools that it’s important that we’re doing things that are financially smart. I have that obligation.”
The antidote to the economic divide and a return to shared prosperity is a universally available, high-quality public education.
It took nearly 250 years and a bloody Civil War for slavery in America to end, and if we don’t make education equity our top national priority it will take another 250 years (and perhaps bloody riots and street wars) to bring socioeconomic liberty and justice to African-American communities.
It’s, therefore, essential that we understand that the original charter school movement started decades ago when black educators, black communities throughout the country, and their advocates began to realize that most white educators and their school boards weren’t particularly interested in teaching black children nor funding majority black schools.
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