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It’s happened ever since I began teaching as a graduate student in 1991. Most semesters in which I have taught a course related to U.S. history, the complaint appears at least once on my students’ course evaluations: “too much time on race.”

Black history is U.S. history — but some of my students don’t want to hear it

By Commentaries/Opinions

History class should be the last place where we stop talking about race. By Donald Earl Collins — It’s happened ever since I began teaching as a graduate student in 1991. Most semesters in which I have taught a course related to U.S. history, the complaint appears at least once on my students’ course evaluations: “too much time on race.”Whether at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, George Washington…

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Black Lives Matter at School

#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool is a National Uprising for Racial Justice

By News & Current Affairs

“The Black Lives Matter at School movement is about dismantling the school-to-prison-pipeline and creating a school-to-justice-pipeline.” By Jesse Hagopian — Educators in America know all too well that the school-to-prison pipeline is not just a political catchphrase. Those who work with students of color know this pipeline is as real as any other. “It extends across this country,” says Seattle educator, attorney, and organizer Nikkita Oliver. This is why from February…

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Community College

White Nationalists Could Be Coming to a College Campus Near You

By News & Current Affairs

White supremacists have stepped up recruitment efforts on campuses across the nation. By Kali Holloway, AlterNet — In early 2017, Donald Trump took to his medium of choice to simultaneously defend alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and admonish those who had protested his appearance at a California campus. “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?”…

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The Lincoln Emancipation Statue, paid for by former enslaved people and erected in Washington, D.C., in 1876, has been criticized for representing the history of slavery from a paternalistic perspective.

What Kids Are Really Learning About Slavery

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

A new report finds that the topic is mistaught and often sentimentalized—and students are alarmingly misinformed as a result. By Melinda D. Anderson — A class of middle-schoolers in Charlotte, North Carolina, was asked to cite “four reasons why Africans made good slaves.” Nine third-grade teachers in suburban Atlanta assigned math word problems about slavery and beatings. A high school in the Los Angeles-area reenacted a slave ship—with students’ lying on the dark…

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Public Support for Charter Schools Plummets, Poll Finds

Public Support for Charter Schools Plummets, Poll Finds

By News & Current Affairs

But opposition decreases toward school vouchers By Arianna Prothero, Education Week — President Donald Trump’s vocal support for charter schools and private-school vouchers has had some school choice supporters wringing their hands over whether it will have a negative impact on the policies they champion. This is particularly true for charter school backers who, over time, have built up bipartisan support. Now a new public opinion poll from Education Next,…

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Black Teacher Shortage Crisis Worsening

Black Teacher Shortage Crisis Worsening

By News & Current Affairs, Video/Audio

Watch This Video: Black Teacher Crisis A new study published by the Institute of Labor Economics finds that black children assigned a black teacher during elementary school performed better on standardized tests, especially those children from poor families. Another recent study finds black students with a black teacher were more interested in college. And a 2016 report by Vanderbilt University finds that black teachers are twice as likely to identify…

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