I am so excited about the work going on in SFUSD’s Curriculum and Instruction Department! Last week, staff made a presentation to the Curriculum Committee to address curriculum and celebrations of Indigenous history in our district. Systemic problems need systemic answers. Over the past several years, many educators have worked to de-colonize social-studies instruction in […]
Over the past several months SF Board of Education Commissioners have been have been inundated with emails about the Washington Murals which feature graphic images of a dead native American and enslaved Africans shucking corn and picking cotton. Proponents of the historic mural, many of whom are members of the school alumni association who attended […]
I have recently been working with a group of Black families in neighborhood schools to ensure they have systems and structures in place to ensure they are safe and affirming for our kids. In an effort to support the work of SFUSD educators dedicated to equitable and inclusive schools, the following are helpful lessons, videos […]
Why is SFUSD still using a hodgepodge approach to addressing systemic bias in our schools? Last Saturday, my friend’s daughter (who happens to be one of the only Black kids in a mostly Chinese-American school) was told by a peer, Black kids should only play with Black kids, Chinese kids should only play with Chinese […]
SFUSD has shared its ongoing commitment to creating welcoming and safe schools. Here are some tangible actions it can take to further this work.
Anti-racist parenting is one of the MOST important ways we can create a tolerant, inclusive world. Here are some resources for busy Bay Area parents.
SURJ Families shares how families can show up in response to the upcoming White Supremacist Rally planned at Crissy field on Saturday, August 26.
How do we address the hate and violence we are seeing all around us? The answer lies in the way we socialize our children in our schools.
Are “progressive” parents advocating for separate-not-equal schools? How gifted educational programs support white supremacy in schools.
I’ve been online almost nonstop. Reading through Tweets, it’s still painfully obvious there are a LOT white “allies” who would rather spend time arguing with Black folks about what we need to do differently when expressing our outrage or identifying the ways white supremacy defends itself.