The Racist Beginnings of Standardized Testing

With the ravages of Covid-19, the idea that students should be forced to take any sort of standardized test this year is incomprehensible. The priority right now should be on strengthening instruction and support for students and families in communities most traumatized by the impact of the coronavirus, according to an article in NEA magazine by John Rosales…

How Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Can Be Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to co-sign a colleague’s comments about Black Lives Matter, changed her Facebook profile picture to commemorate Breonna Taylor, and talked at length about brown and Black lives, writes Dr. Sana Shaikh on…