Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice
This book really depends on where a teacher is teaching to really make an impact. The importance of teaching about minorities and their experiences is important for more urban school districts but might not find as much traction in rural school districts, which might face pushback from parents. This book looks at how educators, students, and community leaders can make the lives of black students and black historical figures matter at school and to put them into the curriculum. Something the editors of the volume say has not been the case for decades, as the American educational system is designed to talk about great white Americans, but not to talk about anyone else. Depending on what side of the political divide one stands on, and what part of the country one lives in, will really determine how one will approach this work. This collection builds on the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been reaching out to the schools to impart change for the next generation, while at the same time, fighting for social justice for all.
|Author||Edited by Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian|
|Page Count||300 pages|
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|Category||Current Events & Politics|