Advancing equity and racial justice means centering Black student excellence in schools and not being scared to proclaim that openly.
I learn so much from my students and the lives that they are living right within their particular social, cultural, political context. I think at a certain point I realized I don’t want to change kids’ minds; I want to impact the way they think about things.
The thing about confrontation is that from it, growth emerges; it is generative. So instead of thinking of values just as aspirations, think of them as catalysts, as fires inside that rage during times of intense discovery and smolder in perpetuity.