The racial beliefs, stereotypes, and biases held by educators have consequences for students. We have to stop trying to avoid doing the work of dealing with implicit bias and racism within our midst. However, hiring black teachers solves only part of this problem.
In this era, what is the role of educators? Over the next two months, educators from across the country will share what they are doing to push against issues of equity and social justice and explore the role teachers play in teaching children who are especially vulnerable to the rhetoric, bigotry, and policy shifts of this era.