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!
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"
Black Lives Matter at School has a new anthem for the movement! The middle school duo from Seattle, Triple S (South Seattle Swagger)--Mc's Freeze 32 and Gucci Grape--is officially releasing their new track titled, "False Knowledge," fuel the struggle for Ethnic Studies and Black Studies. As Triple S wrote about the song, "This track is a runaway enslaved African from the master(narrative)."
"'Black Lives Matter at School' is an essential resource for all those seeking to build an antiracist school system." —Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author