A commenter named Ron L. has posted a link to a document crafted by the National Education Association (NEA) which is one of the two major teachers’ unions in the country. I found it to be the most thoughtful discussion of how schools should address race that I have come across.
In earlier posts I have expressed my reservation about teachers challenging individual children to consider how they are racists. This issue is among the topics constructively explored.
This is a much better crafted plan for how schools should address the issue of racism in America than the regulation put out by the Saratoga Springs School Board. I hope they will become aware of this piece and reevaluate what they have adopted.
It is a long and extensive piece that deserves reading. Here are extracts I found helpful, particularly #1.
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It’s the first source in the district’s document, do clearly they used it. Not sure I agree with your assessment, though. I find it a bit tribal.