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White Privilege Conference 2010

on May 14th, 2010 in Blog by | No Comments

White Privilege Conference 2010 On April 7-11 the eleventh annual White Privilege Conference (WPC 11) was held in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  I had my first opportunity to join with over 1700 people from across the nation and participate in a learning community in which participants engaged in a challenging educational experience…

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Common Core Standards: Hegemony and Racial Equity

on February 12th, 2010 in Blog by | No Comments

The current effort to establish common core standards for college and career readiness for the nation’s public schools seems to suggest that the central need for reform in U.S. schools is to establish fewer, clearer, higher standards for what children should know and be able to do. That to do…

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Teaching Diverse Students Initiative

on October 26th, 2009 in Blog by | No Comments

Teaching Tolerance, a project of  The Southern Poverty Law Center, recently launched a new effort entitled the  “Teaching Diverse Students Initiative.”  This is a very nicely designed site with researched-based tools and resources for teaching racially and ethnically diverse students.   Contributors to the site include Linda Darling-Hammond, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Sonia Nieto, Mica Pollock and others…

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