Category Archives: Bias

Mass Incarceration and the school to prison pipeline

We are disturbed and inspired to action by Michelle Alexander’s research and analysis, summed up in her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The information below does not directly touch on education, but it speaks deeply to … Continue reading

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Growing Roses in Concrete

Professor Jeff Duncan-Andrade has been giving a very powerful talk in a few venues around the Bay Area on his work with and research on students in the most impoverished neighborhoods in Oakland. He offers the alarming statistic that one … Continue reading

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Ends – School Harassment Still Puts GLBT Youth at Risk

The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in the military ended today, a reason for celebration.  Here is the Obama administration video commemorating the end of the policy and featuring the testimony of a number of former servicemen and women. This is another … Continue reading

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Targeted Universalism

As described in the last post, Professor john powell gave a webinar recently through our colleagues at the Leadership Learning Community.  In the webinar, a recording of which is available on line, powell talked about how systems thinking and a … Continue reading

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systems thinking and racial equity

Professor john powell (he does not capitalize his name) gave a webinar recently through our colleagues at the Leadership Learning Community.  In the webinar, a recording of which is available on line, powell talked about how systems thinking and a … Continue reading

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Teach Like an Equity Champion

A partner school has been using a book called Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov (a leader at Uncommon Schools) in their school-wide professional learning.  Different teams were responsible for different sections, they read together, observed and videotaped each other’s … Continue reading

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Employment Disparities Post-Education

What if we are working like mad to improve access to quality education, and when more students of color graduate high school and college… there are no jobs waiting for them? The stark disparities in employment rates point out the … Continue reading

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