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White Teachers Tend To Have Consistently Lower Expectations of Their Black and Brown Students

I wrote a post last week that got just as much praise as it did condemnation. The negative responses took me somewhat by surprise. I thought my message of reverence and thanks to my high school teachers — who were, with the exception of one, all white — for holding me to the same high… Continue reading White Teachers Tend To Have Consistently Lower Expectations of Their Black and Brown Students

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How Are These White Teachers At A Long Island High School Helping Black Kids Achieve Above- Average Graduation Rates?

I only had one Black teacher in my entire K-12 academic career. One. I graduated from Elmont Memorial High School (EMHS) on Long Island almost 25 years ago. I always brag about the quality education that I got there. It really was top-notch. The neighborhood in which we lived and attended school was culturally diverse.… Continue reading How Are These White Teachers At A Long Island High School Helping Black Kids Achieve Above- Average Graduation Rates?

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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