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To Understand Why Rachel’s Fighting, You Need to Understand What NYC Schools Are Missing About Student Discipline

When Rachel walked into my office, she was holding the side of her face.  The nurse came in and cleaned up any open wounds she saw. The whole time Rachel sat there quietly. I asked her if she wanted any water or needed anything.  She told me “no.” “What happened, Rachel?” I asked.   “I don’t… Continue reading To Understand Why Rachel’s Fighting, You Need to Understand What NYC Schools Are Missing About Student Discipline

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Is a Fair and Equitable Education Possible in New York City?

It is clear that students throughout the city are getting varying degrees of quality education, with children of color getting the shorter end of the stick. At times, students may even get varying degrees of quality education within the same building (i.e., tracking or school practices that put less experienced teachers with more difficult kids).… Continue reading Is a Fair and Equitable Education Possible in New York City?

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The Ugly Face of Teacher Racial Bias

I just finished watching the now infamous video of a white teacher in Baltimore calling her students “idiots” and asking if they want to grow up to be “broke-a**  n***ers.”  The footage is very disturbing and extremely upsetting.  But I’m not surprised this happened.   This isn’t the first time I’ve heard Black children either spoken… Continue reading The Ugly Face of Teacher Racial Bias