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Adults, Please Get Out The Way [How Students Do It]

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This morning, I imagined Marvin Gaye would have a few things to say about what’s going on today: Today was supposed to be Michael Brown’s fourth day in college, getting acclimated with the ins and outs of college life, surely different than the humdrum K-12 bells. Sadly, he never got his chance at college and career readiness as the Ferguson …

Jose VilsonAdults, Please Get Out The Way [How Students Do It]
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When Can We Talk About Race? (Michael + Trayvon + Renisha + …)

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This is often the way education conversations go: Higher-Up: Hey, so what do people want to talk about? Teacher 1: Can we talk about teacher evaluation? Higher-Up: Sure, what’s on your mind? Teacher 1: Well, here it goes. [long diatribe about how great / terrible Danielson is] Higher-Up: Well, OK. Anyone else? Teacher 2 (of color): Can we talk about …

Jose VilsonWhen Can We Talk About Race? (Michael + Trayvon + Renisha + …)