While corporate education reformers prattle on about a need for more high-stakes testing to evaluate “learning loss,” what students truly require is the redirection of the billions of dollars wasted on the testing-industrial complex toward supporting educators and students: to gain access to COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and vaccinations, as well as psychologists, nurses, social workers, trauma counselors, after-school programs, restorative justice coordinators, and more.
Join educators Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian for their online Town Hall forum to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth by discussing the long struggle for Black education and the current educational uprising to make #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool!
I am beyond excited to join my dad, Gerald Lenoir, in an online conversation about the struggle for racial justice in the schools during the COVID era on Wednesday, February 10th, at 7pm EST/4pm PST. From racial justice in schools during COVID, to the fight led by teachers’ unions to ensure safe school re-openings, and the role unions can play in broader social justice struggles, will will have a lot to talk about.
Youth dancers, poets, filmmakers, rappers, singers, and speakers will take to the stage for this year's "Young, Gifted, & Black Student Talent Showcase," one of the keynote events of the 2021 Black Lives Matter at School week of action, February 1-5. This event will be held on-line from 5:30pm--7:30pm Pacific. To watch the event, visit the Facebook page for "Young, Gifted, & Black Virtual Talent Showcase"
In her foreword to the new book, "Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice" BLM co-founder Opal Tometi writes: "Both within classrooms and outside the school grounds, Black lives are under threat." Join us for this conversation about making Black lives matter in our schools and beyond as part of this year's Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.