Teachers, Any Lesson About Thanksgiving Should Include Native American Perspectives

It is that time of year again. It is time for some teachers somewhere to completely botch incorporating Thanksgiving and Native Americans into the curriculum. However, this does not need to occur....

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How to Move Beyond Land Acknowledgements on Indigenous Peoples Day

Columbus Day should have never been a holiday. This is a concept that some people struggle with because of some warped sense of belief in Manifest Destiny, a belief that colonization was inevitable...

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Your Thanksgiving Clip Art and Crafts Might Be Microaggressions. Here's How to Do Better.

In March, Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided to cease publication of six of the prolific writer's works due to his demeaning caricatures of non-white ethnicities. This ongoing discussion of racist...

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Teachers, Your LGBTQ+ Students Need You to Do More Than Wear a Rainbow T-Shirt or Wave a Flag on Pride Weekend

It’s June, which means Pride Month is here! In a year where many elected officials and school districts are more determined than ever to center homophobia and preserve heteronormative policies within...

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Achievement Gap

Civil Rights Groups Insist on Testing: 'You Cannot Improve What You Do Not Measure.'

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. In this case, the clock is soon-to-be-Ex-Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who has told states that she won’t issue waivers for standardized tests this...

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It Will Take More Than a Name Change to Rid Your School of White Supremacy

There is a myriad of disparities and gaps that exist in our society, placing people of color at a disadvantage. We are seeing this play out in real-time with the COVID-19 pandemic, as the coronavirus...

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