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Forgotten in the classroom: The Reconstruction era

Published on Jan 15, 2018 by The Washington Post

In August, Michigan history teacher James Gorman watched televised images of torch-bearing white supremacists marching on the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and decided to use the incident to teach his students about similar events that happened in a divided United States 150 years ago. (Download PDF of Article)

Education Isn’t the Key to a Good Income

Published on Sep 26, 2017 by The Atlantic

Deborah Menkart, the executive director of Teaching for Change, agrees that Rothstein’s research supports what teachers have long known from their own experience on the front lines. “I think it also affirms the focus,” she said, on having “children not just see schools as a ticket out of poverty, as a way to ‘rise above’ your community, but as a way to [be] agents for change within their communities.” (Download PDF of Article)

7 Books That Teach Kids About Social Justice and Activism

Published on Jul 6, 2017 by KQED

Social activist Innosanto Nagara wanted to find a fun book to read to his 2-year-old son that also talked about the importance of social justice. He wasn’t looking for the typical fiction written for children, instead, he was looking for unique narratives — by writers of color and/or …

Summer Reading For Your Woke Kid

Published on Jul 6, 2017 by NPR Books

Social activist Innosanto Nagara wanted to find a fun book to read to his 2-year-old son that also talked about the importance of social justice. He wasn’t looking for the typical fiction written for children. Instead, he was looking for unique narratives — by writers of color and/or authors who can speak about social issues through their own experiences. (Download PDF of Article)