After 50 years in schools, I know racism is not a “distant memory”. – Carol Ann Tomlinson
We are celebrating February as the Black History month and highlighting the voices of influential thought leaders. Here is an article from Carol Ann Tomlinson on the issue Separate and Still Unequal: Race in America’s Schools. The article “One to Grow On / The Invisible Students” is a great read that divulges the true but sad reality that American schools “still too often perpetuate inequity”. Given below is the link for the article.
Carol Ann Tomlinson is the William Clay Parrish Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundation, and Policy at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She is the author of The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners (2nd ed., ASCD, 2014) and, with Michael Murphy, Leading for Differentiation: Growing Teachers Who Grow Kids (ASCD, 2015).
February is the Black History Month. And here is the article “Historical Black Excellence Provides a Blueprint for Reimagining Education” by Gholdy Muhammad. Her article addresses the inequity and dehumanizing practices in the U.S. Schools and the urgent need of intellectually invigorating and deeply humanizing education especially for students of color. Below is the link for the article.
Gholnecsar “Gholdy” Muhammad earned her Ph.D. in literacy, language and culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an associate professor and director of the Urban Literacy Collaborative and Clinic at Georgia State University. Her research has focused on the social and historical foundations of literacy in Black communities and how literacy development can be reconceptualized in classrooms today. She is the author of Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy and works with teachers and youth across the United States and South Africa.