Former high school teacher Clint Smith has a a good – and short – essay in The New Yorker today headlined James Baldwin’s Lesson for Teachers in a Time of Turmoil.

He talks about Baldwin’s “A Talk To Teachers,” which you can read in its entirety here.

Here’s an excerpt Smith highlights:

You can learn more about Baldwin at The Zinn Education Project and also watch this recent movie:

Here’s a short video of Baldwin commenting on education:

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