(Jul 12) What kids need to hear about race and violence — but many schools won’t touch

By Valerie Strauss
The Washington Post

There are plenty of resources available for educators and parents to help them engage young people in conversations about race, racism and police violence. I published such a list this week, which you can find here. But this post is about a mindset in too many schools where the adults don’t want to engage students in discussions about such sensitive issues — even though many educators believe it is as important as anything else kids learn in school.

This is a personal story by Trakela Small, an English teacher who has worked at private, public and charter schools for the past six years. She recently became an administrator at a charter school. She says her passion for social justice led into the field of education — and keeps her there.

Full story: What kids need to hear about race and violence — but many schools won’t touch, by Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post, 07/12/16

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