Look race in the face.
Schools that achieve strong results for black students address racial dynamics directly, empower students to bring their whole selves to school, and teach in ways that leverage students’ experiences and cultures.
Black teachers bring to their work many skills that often go far beyond their roles as content experts and instructors. As they build relationships with students of color, they help those students feel connected to schools and hold all students to high expectations.
Expand charter schools?
Kappan editor-in-chief Joan Richardson interviews Julian Vasquez Heilig, who says charter schools shouldn’t be expanded because they aren’t serving black students well.