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August 19, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll Just Released – Not Good News For President Obama

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Every year for the past 45 years, Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup have done a Poll On Education issues. This year’s poll results were just released.

You can read a summary and the entire poll results here.

I’m going to just reprint parts of their press release because it gives a good overview of the results.First, though, here are links to my posts about the poll in previous years:

This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll Just Released — Here Are Highlights (& “Reformers” Are Not Going To Be Happy)

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — 2012

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll (2011).

Here’s are excerpts from their press release:

The American public has sharpened its belief that the federal government should not play a dominant role in public education, with a majority saying they simply do not support initiatives that they believe were created or promoted by federal policymakers, a new survey shows.

Moreover, only 27 percent of respondents give President Barack Obama a grade of “A” or “B” for his performance in support of public schools – down from 41 percent in 2011. A majority of those surveyed, 54 percent, do not think standardized tests are helpful to teachers; many do not understand how charter schools work, and the number of Americans saying they are familiar with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has skyrocketed in just one year, with a majority
saying they oppose the standards….

…The new survey suggests the American public has a lot more confidence in local school systems than in the federal government. Fifty percent gave their local schools a grade of “A” or “B” and 56 percent said their local school board should have the greatest influence in deciding what was taught. Only 15 percent thought the federal government should have the most influence.

Yet when the focus was shifted from the respondents’ own local schools to ask about the performance of the nation’s schools in general, only 17 percent extended a grade of “B” or better to America’s schools….

….When asked a series of questions about standardized testing, the public generally supported various specialized tests such as those used for college entrance and Advanced Placement courses. But 54 percent of those questioned said they simply do not believe standardized testing in the classroom really helps local school teachers decide what to teach. Public school parents are even more negative about the value of standardized testing with 68 percent believing they are not helpful to teachers.

August 21, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll Just Released — Here Are Highlights (& “Reformers” Are Not Going To Be Happy)

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Every year for the past 45 years, Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup have done a Poll On Education issues. This year’s poll results were just released.

You can read a summary and the entire poll results here.

I’ll share a few pieces of information that stand-out to me but, first, here are links to my posts about the poll in previous years:

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — 2012

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll (2011).

The Educated Reporter has already published their analysis of the data.

Here are quotes that I consider to be the highlights from the poll results:

Fewer than 25% of Americans believe increased testing has helped the performance of local public schools.

In just one year, Americans reversed their opinion, and now 58% oppose requiring that teacher evaluations include student scores on standardized tests.

Almost two of three Americans oppose releasing information to newspapers about how students of individual teachers perform on standardized tests.

Almost two of three Americans have never heard of the Common Core State Standards, arguably one of the most important education initiatives in decades, and most of those who say they know about the Common Core neither understand it nor embrace it….Among the third who had heard of the Common Core, only four of 10 said the standards can help make education in the United States more competitive globally; a majority said the standards will make the U.S. less competitive or have no effect.

Americans said their children are safe at school,and they reject the idea of arming teachers and principals.

A majority of Americans give the public schools in their community an A or B — the highest rating ever recorded by this poll — but fewer than one of five would give the schools nationally a B or better.

Americans value having schools teach 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

More than 70% of Americans have trust and confidence in the men and women who teach in public schools, and 65% have trust in public school principals. These percentages are even higher for Americans under the age of 40.

Lack of financial support continues to be the biggest problem facing public schools. Public school parents agree, and they see overcrowding as the second biggest problem. Three new concerns rose to near the top of the list of the biggest problems facing public schools: lack of parental support, difficulties in getting good teachers, and testing requirements and regulations.

About the only good news for “school reformers” is this: Americans’ support for public charter schools remains high at slightly less than 70%, and two of three Americans support new public charter schools in their communities.

However, even that news is somewhat tempered with this: Seventy percent of Americans oppose private school vouchers — the highest level of opposition to vouchers ever recorded in this survey.

The question is: What will “school reformers” do in response? Will they moderate their positions and come to the table to compromise, or will they double-down in self-righteousness and zeal (and get a lot more money from Gates, Walton, Broad, etc.)?

August 24, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — 2012

Every year for the past 44 years, Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup have done a Poll On Education issues. This year’s poll results were just released. I’ve been out of town for the past couple of days, and haven’t had a chance to review it in-depth. I thought, though, that it would be useful to share with readers some of the commentaries on the poll that will be on on my reading list this weekend.

You might also be interested in The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll (2011).

Here are my choices for The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — 2012:

Poll: Americans’ views on public education is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post.

What the PDK/Gallup Poll Says About U.S. Education (And How It Compares to Finland) is by Barnett Berry.

Changes in the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools is at The Learning First blog.

Analyzing the new PDK/Gallup poll on how Americans view public education is by Diane Ravitch.

The Seven Most Surprising Findings of the 2012 PDK/Gallup Poll on Public Schools is from Ed Week.

Poll: Attitudes soften over children of illegal immigrants is from USA Today.

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August 17, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll

Earlier this morning, the results of the latest Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Poll On Education issues were released. I thought I’d pull together some good analyses and reports on it, and will continue to add to this list.

Here are my choices for The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Poll On Education:

Poll: Americans Trust Teachers, Split on Teachers’ Unions is from Education Week.

New poll: Public trusts teachers, likes technology and school choice is from Hechinger Ed.

Here is the poll itself.

I wrote a brief post late last night that shares my various posts on the polls from previous years.

Poll: Parents give thumbs up to local schools is from USA Today.

Stephen Krashen writes about the fact that “parents rate their local schools much more positively than they do schools in the US in general” and points to a Gerald Bracey article that elaborates on why.

Americans Dislike Teachers’ Unions, But Dislike State Governors More is from The Atlantic.

The Public Has Spoken! is from Learning First.

What Americans Think About Teachers Versus What They’re Hearing is from The Shanker Blog.

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June 17, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Common Core & Social Emotional Learning

Here are some useful resources connecting Social Emotional Learning with Common Core Standards. I’m adding them to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources (you’ll be able to find other related resources already there):

Social and emotional learning gaining new focus under Common Core is a very useful and interesting article published by Ed Source.

How Are Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core Connected? is by Maurice Elias.

Social-emotional skills can boost Common Core implementation is also by Maurice Elias.

Teaching The Whole Child

How to Integrate Social-Emotional Learning into Common Core is from The Greater Good Science Center.

Integrating Social Emotional Curricula and the Common Core is from Inside the Classroom, Outside The Box.

Webinar: Social-Emotional Learning Integrated with Academic Literacy Equals Secondary Students’ Common Core Success is from WestEd.

Webinar Recording: Where Does Resiliency Fit in the Common Core? is from ScholarCentric.

Resiliency Key to Students’ Success in Common Core is from the same group.

June 9, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Resources On Race & Racism

Here are new additions to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More:

The only good news about the McKinney pool party is the white kids’ response to racism is from Vox.

Educate to Liberate: Build an Anti-Racist Classroom is from Edutopia.

The Flexibility of Racial Bias is from Scientific American.

Is It An ‘Uprising’ Or A ‘Riot’? Depends On Who’s Watching is from NPR.

Teaching While White is from Teaching Tolerance.

The #BlackLivesMatter Movement: Marches And Tweets For Healing is from NPR.

December 22, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

Here are this week’s picks:

How to Close Read the Language of Film is from Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Close Reading.”

Maurice J. Elias has written a very useful article titled Social-emotional skills can boost Common Core implementation for Phi Delta Kappan. Unfortunately, if you’re not a subscriber, it costs $5, which I thought was worth paying. I’m adding it to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources.

Here’s some good teaching advice:

May 5, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More

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If you are coming here from my Education Week Teacher column on the importance of recruiting and retaining teachers of color, I have grouped links related to that topic near the bottom of this post.

Issues of race and racism are critical for us to discuss and act on in our classrooms, among the teaching profession, and in society.

I’ve posted a number of useful related resources over the years, and I thought this would be a good time to bring them all together and to also invite readers to contribute more.

Here are my choices, so far, for inclusion in A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism:

The Best Posts, Articles & Lesson Plans On The Jordan Davis Tragedy & Verdict: Our “Classrooms Are Full Of Him”

The Best Resources For Lessons On Trayvon Martin

The Best Commentaries On The 60th Anniversary Of Brown vs. Board Of Education

How Many Of Our Students Feel This Way? (Resources On The Shooting Death of Michael Brown)

The Best Resources On Ferguson For Use In The Classroom

Useful Resources For Teaching About Eric Garner’s Death

Useful Resources For Teaching About #FreddieGray

Ta-Nehisi Coates On “Elegant Racism”

Quote Of The Day: “Why Are Teachers Of Color Missing In Teacher Of The Year Selection?”

“Looting” In Haiti?

I’ve used these two videos in class:

3 Pitfalls To Avoid When Talking About Race is from NPR.

Why students need more Black and Latino teachers is by José Luis Vilson.

US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students is from The Associated Press.

America’s real racism problem doesn’t look like Donald Sterling is from Vox.

Text to Text | ‘Huckleberry Finn’ and ‘In Defense of a Loaded Word’ is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Race Still Matters: Why class-based affirmative action won’t heal our racial disparities is from Slate.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How To Tell If You’re a Racist Like Donald Sterling is from TIME.

Paul Thomas has posted some good Toni Morrison videos on her blog.

Racism 101: Let’s Talk About Diversity and Prejudice in America’s Public Schools
is from The Pacific Standard.

The 9 Most Influential Works of Scientific Racism, Ranked is from io9.

The Ultimate, Crystal-Clear Guide to What Racism Is is from GoKicker.

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You may have already heard about, or read, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article in The Atlantic titled “The Case for Reparations.”

It’s an amazing article, and Bill Moyers just aired an interview with him about it, which I’ve embedded below:

In addition, Moyers posted These Eight Charts Show Why Racial Equality Is a Myth in America on his site.

You might also find The New Republic’s piece, Get Ready for a National Debate About Slavery Reparations, useful.

Also, this: How To Tell Who Hasn’t Read The New ‘Atlantic’ Cover Story, from NPR.

Slavery reparations are workable and affordable is from Vox.

Eric Holder wants to talk about ‘subtle’ discrimination. This is what he means. is from The Washington Post.

Does It Matter if Schools Are Racially Integrated? is from NPR.

You can be a beneficiary of racism even if you’re not a racist is from Vox.

Six times victims have received reparations — including four in the US is from Vox.

Why white folks shouldn’t fear reparations is from The Week.

For Black Kids in America, a Degree Is No Guarantee is from The Atlantic.

Over at Vox, Ezra Klein interviews Ta-Nehisi Coates about his article, “The Case for Reparations.”

I’ve embedded the video below, but Vox has a nice interactive table of contents that might make it more useful — especially if you don’t have an hour to watch the whole thing.

 

White People Think One Black Person’s Success Proves Racism Is Over is from The Huffington Post.

What Is Your Race? For Millions Of Americans, A Shifting Answer is from NPR.

Are Reparations Due to African-Americans? is from The New York Times.

Q&A: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations, Ignorant Journalism, and Whether He Talks to President Obama appeared in The New Republic.

If Affirmative Action Is Doomed, What’s Next? is from The New York Times. Here’s a commentary on that piece:

 

In Landmark Decision, U.S. Patent Office Cancels Trademark For Redskins Football Team is from Think Progress.

Here’s a related video:

Advocacy in the Age of Colorblindness is by Stephanie Rivera.

How Race-Studies Scholars Can Respond to Their Haters


How Racism Invented Race in America
is from The Atlantic.

Dress Codes For Success is from Latino USA.

The segregation of kindergartners — by the numbers is from The Washington Post.

Why we still need affirmative action for African Americans in college admissions is from The Washington Post.

The Major Disadvantage Facing Black Students, Even In Kindergarten is from The Huffington Post.

Everyone does drugs, but only minorities are punished for it is from Vox.

Most Americans Think Racial Discrimination Doesn’t Matter Much Anymore is from Mother Jones.

Here’s some good advice for those of us who are not members of an ethnic minority:

 

A basic flaw in the argument against affirmative action is from The Washington Post.

The Rise of Respectability Politics is from Dissent.

Why I don’t hyphenate Chinese American is from TIME.

The Black and Smart blog is a must-read.

Student: My school district hires too many white teachers is from The Washington Post.

Pulitzer-prize winning author Junot Díaz on the power of culture.

The Return of School Segregation in Eight Charts is from PBS.

15 Charts That Prove We’re Far From Post-Racial is from The Huffington Post.

10 Quotes That Perfectly Explain Racism To People Who Claim They’re Colorblind is from The Atlanta Black Star.

NEA Report: Lack of Teacher Diversity Jeopardizes Student Achievement is from NEA Today.

My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3. is from The Washington Post.

On the Importance of Mirrors for Students (and Teachers) appeared in The Huffington Post.

White People Are Fine With Laws That Harm Blacks is from Slate.

Telling white people the criminal justice system is racist makes them like it more is from Vox.

White people are winning the war on whites is from The Washington Post.

War Against Whites? I Think Not is by Charles M. Blow in The NY Times.

How Boston Public Schools Can Recruit and Retain Black Male Teachers is from The Shanker Blog.

What ‘War On Whites’? is from The Washington Post.

How Many Of Our Students Feel This Way? (Resources On The Shooting Death of Michael Brown)

Poverty and Race in America, Then and Now is a very useful interactive.

“Please Don’t Ask Me That Question Again!” is from Black & Smart.

Why Educators Need to Step Up and Address Racial Injustice is by Melinda Anderson.

The racism of the US criminal justice system in 10 charts is from Vox.

America’s Racial Divide, Charted is from The New York Times.

Ferguson, Watts and a Dream Deferred is also from The New York Times.

The black-white gap in life expectancy is narrowing — but it’s still too wide is from Vox.

Gordon Parks’ 1950s Photo Essay On Civil Rights-Era America Is As Relevant As Ever is from The Huffington Post.

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends is from The Washington Post.

For first time, minority students expected to be majority in U.S. public schools this fall is from The Washington Post.

Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist? is by Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times.

Navajo Kindergartener Told to Cut his Hair, Sent Home on First Day of School is from Color Lines.

 

 

 

 

Teachers, T-Shirts & The Messages That They Send

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 2 is by Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times.

White People’s Obsession with Reverse Racism Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends is from The Washington Post.

Mapping the counties where public-school children still remain segregated is from The Washington Post.

Here’s an important video:

And here’s some additional information related to the video.

The New Racism is from Slate.

Negrophobia: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and America’s Fear of Black People is from TIME.

What The Economist should have read before suggesting that US slavery wasn’t always so bad

Racial Profiling Curriculum, Resources & Know Your Rights is from the NAACP. I’m using some of their resources here in my IB Theory of Knowledge class when we examine racial profiling.

Study finds range of skills students taught in school linked to race and class size is from Eureka Alert.

You really can get pulled over for driving while black, federal statistics show is from The Washington Post.

America’s Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers is by Melinda Anderson.

Florida Man Is Convicted of Murdering Teenager in Dispute Over Loud Music is from The New York Times. I’m also adding this to The Best Posts, Articles & Lesson Plans On The Jordan Davis Tragedy & Verdict: Our “Classrooms Are Full Of Him.”

Teaching In Black and White is a great issue of Rethinking Schools.

Racial Disparity in Imprisonment Inspires White People to Be Even More Tough on Crime is from The Pacific Standard.


Can This Grassroots Movement Change the Way Teachers Think About Race?
is from Take Part.

New Federal Guidelines Aim to Rid Schools of Racial Inequality is from The New York Times.

White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it is from The Washington Post.

Race, Trust, and Split-Second Judgments is from The Pacific Standard.

Why early voting is about so much more than convenience is from The Washington Post.

How college ed programs try, fail to recruit teachers of color is from The Hechinger Report.

Why teachers must reflect student diversity is from The Seattle Globalist.

A Super-Simple, Step-by-Step Guide to Determine if Your Team Mascot Is Offensive is from The New York Times.

Why White People’s Awareness of Racism Isn’t Enough is from The Nation.

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3 is by Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times.

Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor is from NPR.

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson is from Raw Story.

Don’t tell young black males that they are ‘endangered’ is from The Washington Post.

Whites think discrimination against whites is a bigger problem than bias against blacks is from The Washington Post.

This is what the legacy of ‘white privilege’ looks like in Bill O’Reilly’s hometown is from The Washington Post.

 

Why We Have So Many Terms For ‘People Of Color’ is from NPR.

Panic, Shame, and Cuffs: An Account From an Arrested Black Teacher is from Education Week.

The Economic Impact of School Suspensions is from The Atlantic.

Regarding teachers of color: Boston Public Schools system is set to lead once again is from The Hechinger Report.

When whites are guilty of colorism is from The Washington Post.

“It’s symbolic annihilation of history, and it’s done for a purpose. It really enforces white supremacy”: Edward Baptist on the lies we tell about slavery is from Salon.

Millions of black students attend public schools that are highly segregated by race and by income is from The Urban Institute.

The N-Word is an impressive interactive from The Washington Post.

Eschew the Taboo: The pernicious effects of banning words. is an older piece by Christopher Hitchens.


Politics and the African-American Human Language
appeared in The Atlantic.

Who Can Use The N-Word? That’s The Wrong Question is from NPR.

 

 

Text to Text | ‘Little Things Are Big’ and ‘Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’ is from The New York Times Learning Network.

What Happened in Ferguson? is a New York Times interactive.

The Gospel of Rudy Giuliani: Why is no one talking about American-on-American crime? is by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Newspaper ‘Erred’ In Publishing Cartoon Of Immigrants Crashing Thanksgiving is from Talking Points Memo.

Why whites don’t understand black segregation is from The Washington Post.

Five Charts That Show Why a Post-White America Is Already Here is from The New Republic.

High School Powder-Puff Football Team’s Blackface Photo Goes Viral is from The Root.

Can White Teachers Be Taught How to Teach Our Children? is by Melinda D. Anderson.

By shifting focus, Whiteness Project aims for deeper discussion of race in America is from Current.

Dear White People: Mayor Betsy Hodges is Not in a Gang is from The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

TV station accuses mayor of ‘flashing a known gang sign,’ sparks ‘#pointergate’ is from Poynter.

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 4 is by Nicholas Kristof.

A Majority of Middle-Class Black Children Will Be Poorer as Adults is from The Pacific Standard.

Giuliani should remember America is a very different place for whites and blacks is from The Washington Post.

Very Interesting Feature At USA Today On School Diversity

A Brief History Of Racial Protest In Sports is from NPR.

When Educators Understand Race and Racism is by Melinda D. Anderson.

The Worth of Black Men, From Slavery to Ferguson is from The New York Times.

The National Education Association’s statement On grand jury’s decision to decline to indict police officer who killed Eric Garner.

Taking the Color Blinders Off is by Valeria Brown.

We Need Teachers of Color is from Education Week.

The White Conversation on Race is from Color Lines.

Montgomery County launches teacher diversity initiative in schools is from The Washington Post.

Teachers undo personal biases to help students of color engage is from Colorado Public Radio.

The Difficult Conversations on Race is by Leo Casey.

Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue is from The New York Times.

Why White High School Drop Outs Have More Wealth Than Black College Graduates is from Demos.

The Wealth Gap Between Whites And Minorities Is Growing
is from Five Thirty Eight.

How to Improve Discussion of Race in the Classroom is from The Chronicle Of Higher Education.

Where have all the black and brown teachers gone? is from The Hechinger Report.

The Perfect Response For Kids With ‘Hard-To-Pronounce Ethnic’ Names is from Upworthy.

New book cites slavery as cause for US wealth is a video from MSNBC.

Our Teacher Diversity Problem Is Not Just About Recruitment. It’s About Retention. is from Slate.

White Kids Will Be Kids is from The Pacific Standard.

Rich countries and the minorities they discriminate against, mapped is from Quartz.

The Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement is from Politico and is very good.

How ‘Selma’ Diminishes Dr. King is also from Politico.

Segregation Now is from ProPublica.

‘Selma’ Ignores the Radical Grassroots Politics of the Civil Rights Movement is from The New Republic.

A Brutal Loss, but an Enduring Conviction is from ProPublica.

Why I Am Optimistic About the Future of Race Relations in America is by Jamelle Bouie at Slate.

Racial Bias, Even When We Have Good Intentions is from The New York Times.

Chris Rock is right: White Americans are a lot less racist than they used to be. is from The Washington Post.

School districts respond to growing fury over police shootings, black male achievement gap is from The Hechinger Report.

Teach About Mike Brown. But Don’t Stop There. is from Rethinking Schools.

The Misremembering of ‘I Have a Dream’ is from The Nation.

A Revolution of Values: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Poor People’s Campaign is from Bill Moyers.

Maureen Dowd’s clueless white gaze: What’s really behind the “Selma” backlash is from Salon.

Black teens who commit a few crimes go to jail as often as white teens who commit dozens is from The Washington Post.

On Racism and White Privilege is from Teaching Tolerance.

The sources of wealth is a Washington Post interactive.

A People’s History of Muslims in the United States is from The Zinn Education Project.

Approaching Racial and Cultural Sensitivity is from Edutopia.

Why so many Americans still deny racism exists when the evidence is everywhere is from Vox.

The Secret History of South Asian & African American Solidarity is from NBC News.

Letter from a Region in My Mind is by James Baldwin.

America’s yawning racial wealth gap, explained in 9 charts is from Vox.

Why mentors need to stop trying to fix black and brown students is by Andre Perry.

Middle-age blacks have less in their 401(k)s than young whites is from The Washington Post.

This may be the way to eliminate the biases white students don’t even know they have​ is from The Washington Post.

Race and Overreaction: On the Streets and in Schools is from The Atlantic.

School = Jail: Sending the Wrong Message to Black Students is by Renee Moore.

Starbucks Wants To Talk To You About Race.But Does It Want to Talk To You About Racism? is from Medium.

Education Is Not Great Equalizer for Black Americans is from NBC News.

White Privilege, Quantified is from The Atlantic.

How white parents should talk to their young kids about race. is from Slate.

5 ways that blacks and whites are still not equals, 50 years after Selma is from The Washington Post.

“Acting white”: The most insidious myth about black kids and achievement is from Vox.

Diversity Explosion: The cultural generation gap mapped is an interactive from The Brookings Institution.

4 charts that show how race makes a difference in the lives of working families is from Vox.

The Economist’s chili pepper cover gets Hispanic Americans all wrong is from Vox.

No, DeAndre. It’s Not Your Imagination: What the DOJ Report Tells Us about Implicit Bias and Validation is by Zaretta Hammond.

Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants? is from The Guardian.

What Is Your American Flag? is by Monita Bell.

3 Tips to Make Any Lesson More Culturally Responsive (and it’s not what you think!) is by Zaretta Hammond.

Starbucks’ critics are making a big mistake is by Van Jones.

What does justice sound like? A personal civil rights playlist is from Fusion.

What Selma Got Right appeared in Medium.

Why racism is not backed by science is from The Guardian.

Study: lighter-skinned black and Hispanic people look smarter to white people is from Vox.

The education-reform movement is too white to do any good is by Andre Perry.

Text to Text | ‘What Would Malcolm X Think?’ and ‘After the Bombing’ is from The New York Times Learning Network.

This chart explains why black people fear being killed by the police is from Vox.

Native American Actors Walk Off Set of Adam Sandler Movie Over Racist Jokes is from NBC News.

Teachers more likely to label black students as troublemakers, Stanford research shows is from Stanford.

Students’ Race Affects How Teachers Judge Misbehavior, Study Says is from Ed Week.

This insanely detailed map proves race is a social construct is from Vox.

This is what made researchers call a paper on race and the death penalty “#BlackLivesDon’tMatter” is from Vox.

Quote Of The Day: “Nonviolence As Compliance”

Video: “First Lady Michelle Obama Commencement Speech”

Our Biased Brains is by Nicholas Kristoff at The NY Times.

Read This: “Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers” is by Renee Moore.

A Teacher’s Role in Fighting Racism is from Education Week.

Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom is from NPR.

How Western media would cover Baltimore if it happened elsewhere is from The Washington Post.

A Talk To Teachers is by James Baldwin.

The most racist places in America, according to Google is from The Washington Post.

Dear White Teacher… is from Rethinking Schools.

In 10 Years, America’s Classrooms Are Going To Be Much More Diverse Than They Are Now is from The Huffington Post.

Racism and Discrimination Kill—Literally is from The Pacific Standard.

The only good news about the McKinney pool party is the white kids’ response to racism is from Vox.

Educate to Liberate: Build an Anti-Racist Classroom is from Edutopia.

The Flexibility of Racial Bias is from Scientific American.

Is It An ‘Uprising’ Or A ‘Riot’? Depends On Who’s Watching is from NPR.

Teaching While White is from Teaching Tolerance.

The #BlackLivesMatter Movement: Marches And Tweets For Healing is from NPR.

40 Reasons Why Our Jails Are Full of Black and Poor People is from The Huffington Post.

Statistic Of The Day: Half Of Whites See No Racism

Here are some useful stories on the Rachel Dolezal controversy:

Why Rachel Dolezal Needed To Construct Her Own Black Narrative is from BuzzFeed.

And, of course, Jon Stewart:

To understand race in the U.S. today, it’s Kalief Browder’s story, not Rachel Dolezal’s, that really matters. is by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Some #CharlestonSyllabus Highlights

Sources For Updated News On Charleston Shooting

How Educators Can Respond to Charleston is from Bright.

Attitudes Toward Racism And Inequality Are Shifting is from Five Thirty Eight.

Confronting Racial Injustice in Schools is from Ed Week.


via John Holland

This initial list is just the tip of the iceberg. Please contribute your ideas for additions to this list….

Here are links specifically related to recruiting and retaining teachers of color:

Quote Of The Day: “Why Are Teachers Of Color Missing In Teacher Of The Year Selection?”

Why students need more Black and Latino teachers is by José Luis Vilson.

US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students is from The Associated Press.

Student: My school district hires too many white teachers is from The Washington Post.

Pulitzer-prize winning author Junot Díaz on the power of culture.

NEA Report: Lack of Teacher Diversity Jeopardizes Student Achievement is from NEA Today.

On the Importance of Mirrors for Students (and Teachers) appeared in The Huffington Post.

How Boston Public Schools Can Recruit and Retain Black Male Teachers is from The Shanker Blog.

America’s Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers is by Melinda Anderson.

How college ed programs try, fail to recruit teachers of color is from The Hechinger Report.

Why teachers must reflect student diversity is from The Seattle Globalist.

Regarding teachers of color: Boston Public Schools system is set to lead once again is from The Hechinger Report.

We Need Teachers of Color is from Education Week.

Montgomery County launches teacher diversity initiative in schools is from The Washington Post.

Where have all the black and brown teachers gone? is from The Hechinger Report.

Our Teacher Diversity Problem Is Not Just About Recruitment. It’s About Retention. is from Slate.

The Woodrow Wilson Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color

America’s Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color is from The Center For American Progress.

Quote Of The Day: The Need For More Teachers Of Color

America’s Kids Are Getting More Diverse, but Its Teachers Aren’t is from Take Part.

The Benefits of Minority Teachers in the Classroom is from Real Clear Education (thanks to Andre Perry for the tip).

Differentiating PD for Male Teachers of Color is by Travis Bristol.

The Classroom Racial Gap Hits an All-Time High is from Governing (thanks to Alexander Russo for the tip).

Recruiting More Minority Teachers Could Do Wonders For Minority Students, Study Says is from The Huffington Post.

Why Our Classrooms Benefit From Minority Teachers is from Ed Week.

Second Statistic Of The Day: “Where Are The Teachers Of Color?”

Why we should diversify the overwhelmingly white U.S. teaching force — and how appeared in The Washington Post.

Black male teachers: There aren’t enough of them is by Travis Bristol.

Tough Tests for Teachers, With Question of Bias is from The New York Times.

What Happened After New Orleans Fired All of Its Teachers—and Why It Still Matters to Diversity in the Classroom is from Slate.