#TeachTruth: Don’t censor honest accounts of history

State Republican Rep. Jim Walsh recently introduced HB 1807 and Republican Rep. Brad Klippert introduced HB 1886 for this legislative session — two bills designed to mandate educators lie to Washington’s students about structural racism and sexism. It’s fitting that Rep. Klippert’s bill is numbered “1886,” as that was the year a mob of white people in Seattle rounded up more than 200 Chinese people, forced them into wagons, and hauled them to Seattle docks where they were placed on ships and deported. Though 15 people were tried in court in relation to the riot — including Chief of Police William Murphy who helped the mob round up Chinese people illegally — not a single one was ever convicted of a crime.

Announcing the new book, “Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice”–co-edited by Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian, foreword by Opal Tometi

"'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

Remaking Schools In The Time Of Coronavirus–Online event with Jesse Hagopian, Noliwe Rooks, & Wayne Au

I am excited to announce that I will be joining Professor Noliwe Rooks and Professor Wayne Au for this online forum titled, "Remaking Schools in the Time of Coronavirus", hosted by Haymarket Books, Rethinking Schools and The New Press.

The Student Coronavirus Creative Response Project: Youth Voices Countering COVID 19–submit your project and be heard!

Seattle area educators have partnered with Colorful Pages, Black Education Matters, Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) to launch a citywide “Student Coronavirus Creative Response Project” to have students reflect on and take action to support those most affected by the pandemic. This project has different versions designed for both Elementary School and Middle School and …

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The New Education: Finding ways to smile in hard times–Diary of a Teacher During the Coronavirus Crisis, Entry #4

What a week. The mounting COVID-19 crisis is wreaking havoc around the world. As of this writing there are about 726,187 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and the U.S. has the highest number at 140,458--including my over 60-year-old cousin in New Orleans who I worry deeply about. Hospitals around the world are being …

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