As the Black students from elite schools across the country testify, it’s STILL hard to be young, gifted and Black in our nation’s elite schools.
It has become painfully clear to me, that the conversations all of us have been having around diversity are in some way a part of the problem. I mean, if diversity programs that were spearheaded 20 years ago were so successful, why is our country still struggling around topics of race?
Did you know there is a parent organization spreading racist narratives about Black and Latino families in our district?
Something really amazing and positive happened last week… educators and Black students organizing around advocating for educational equity!
CARE proponents (read: Lowell families) who originally marketed their proposal as “two-track accelerated Algebra” have repackaged their plan using the words “optional pathways” and “choice” to advocate for a reinstatement of tracking in SFUSD.
How should education funding impact our expectations about how public schools prioritize their resources? Dale Scott has some thoughts…
This student reinforced for me why we cannot support the “Accelerated Algebra in Middle School” track that some Lowell teachers and parents are proposing.
There is a relationship between gifted programs and systemic racism in our schools. It’s time parents and teachers stopped playing the blame game and worked together to create equitable and effective programs for exceptionally bright and talented students.