Teaching for Black Lives book release: “Required reading for all who care about the future of Black youth.”

Order Teaching for Black Lives, edited by Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian, and Wayne Au Teaching for Black Lives is officially released today by Rethinking Schools and I couldn’t be more hopeful for it’s impact on schools around the country. I have spent the past many months in collaboration with two other leading anti-racist educators, Professor …

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“Things That Make White People Uncomfortable”: Michael Bennett’s essential new book asks, “Why does the world even have to be like this?”

Today, my good friend Michael Bennett, former Seattle Seahawk and current Philadelphia Eagle, releases his new book, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable—the memoir/manifesto that he wrote with my other dear friend Dave Zirin. I am going to assume my position as a teacher here and officially assign you homework: read this book! Take notes. …

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March for Our Lives means Black lives too

Spurred by shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people, a new student movement has risen up to challenge gun violence and the political power of the NRA. On Wednesday, March 14, tens of thousands of students around the country walked out of school to honor the students and …

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#ArmMeWith Solidarity Against the NRA & Militarizing Schools

A new student movement has risen up to challenge gun violence and the political power of the NRA.  As the students prepare for school walkouts  around the country, Jesse Hagopian, an Ethnic Studies teacher in Seattle and co-editor of the forthcoming book Teaching for Black Lives, and Jessie Muldoon a special education teacher in Portland, …

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Video: Black Lives Matter Holds National Week of Action At Schools

The Real News Network Public school teachers Jesse Hagopian of Seattle and Cristina Duncan Evans of Baltimore discuss the Feb. 5-10 week of action aimed at bringing social justice into classrooms across the country. https://youtu.be/D1nIV9yHPvE Cristina Duncan Evans has been an educator in City Schools for 12 years and is currently an Elementary and Middle …

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