January 13

Teaching all girls

Though focused on a specific group, this article really got me thinking about teaching our girls in general, especially those new to this country.

To the Educators Who Will Teach My Black Daughter

by Jemelleh Coes

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Every holiday season, I celebrate the year with my sorority sisters, a group of professional women of color. The conversation often turns to the topic of education, including our observations about how education can empower, and at the same time marginalize, oppress and discriminate.

We find ourselves returning to this topic because my sisters and I were all Black girls raised in the American public school system. Because we have become educators, nurses, lawyers, business owners and dedicated professionals, many acknowledge our successes, and say we’ve “made it because of our education.” What they often do not see …

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teacher_leader_voices/2017/01/to_the_educators_who_will_teac.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2

 



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Posted January 13, 2017 by Amy Keith-wardlow in category "Professional Reading

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