This month we’re talking about racism in US education.
Our first paper presents the experience of Black men who have been expelled from US schools. Their stories highlight systemic problems that produce a school-to-prison pipeline that we must work to dismantle.
Later, we read about gentrification of New York schools. Ties between whiteness and school resources undermine schools in Black communities. We must break this link and provide equitable funding.
- First Segment – 01:57 – How racism impacts Black men in school
- Second Segment – 24:19 – How racism impacts Black community schools
Image credit College of DuPage Newsroom
- “Tryin’ to Survive”: Black Male Students’ Understandings of the Role of Race and Racism in the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Grace, J. E., & Nelson, S. L. (2019). “Tryin’to Survive”: Black Male Students’ Understandings of the Role of Race and Racism in the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 18(4), 664-680.
- Modes of Belonging: Debating School Demographics in Gentrifying New York
Freidus, A. (2020). Modes of belonging: Debating school demographics in gentrifying New York. American Educational Research Journal, 57(2), 808-839.
- ‘I cannot name 1 teacher who is not white’: Lack of staff diversity concerns Shawnee Mission students, parents (Shawnee Mission Post)
- Parents, students demand change after Olathe teacher charged (KMBC9)
- Systemic v. Systematic v. Institutional v. Structural (Feminista Jones)
- Multiplication Is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children (Delpit 2012)
- California schools can no longer suspend K-8 students for using phones. Will this help or hurt learning? (LA Times)
We drink Absence of Light, a peanut butter chocolate milk stout from 4 Hands Brewing Company in St. Louis, MO.