Education Reform’s Race Debate



By 10/13/2016

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Nearly everyone agrees that education reform would benefit from having more leaders of color, to better reflect and include the communities it aims to serve. But some advocates argue that this is not enough, because the movement reflects entrenched interests and embodies white privilege. This view holds that true school reform must be part of a broader social justice campaign led by people of color, which calls for progressive changes to health care, housing, immigration, and economic policies, as well as education.

Is this a bold call for real social justice or a case of successful, bipartisan reform being overrun by identity politics and left-wing political agendas?

Let’s Build a Modern Reform Coalition
By Stacey Childress

 

 

Judge Reformers by Results, Not Race
By Jason Crye

 

 

Make Diversity a Key Value in Reform
By John E. Deasy

 

 

School Reform Must Serve Social Justice Goals
By Howard L. Fuller

 

 

Reform Leaders: You’re Fired
By Robert Pondiscio

 

 

Engage Communities, But Stay Focused on Results
By Michelle Rhee

 

 

School Reform Family Feud
By Gerard Robinson

 

 

New Priorities for Equity in Reform
By Ryan J. Smith

 

 

Chauvinism versus Social Justice
By Chris Stewart

 




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