One teary-eyed teacher told me she had no idea this is what kids of color were going through.
Tag: racial justice
“There isn’t an educator that I know that says the work we do is easy.”
According to the most recent federal data, Black girls’ 12% suspension rate is much higher than girls of any other race and most boys, and research shows that dark girls are disciplined more harshly than those with lighter skin.
“We wanted to show educators and students that Black Lives Matter is more than a hashtag—and I think we succeeded in that as well.”
“I think it shows the strength, the character and the courage of our youth. Ultimately, they’re going to be needed to help make this change.”
“Teaching my students about the diverse cultures that make up America helps them see our shared humanity.”
Talking with teacher Kimberly Colbert about getting arrested and being a social justice activist.