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Why unconscious bias training does not work?

Why unconscious bias training does not work?

Schools, businesses, and even the federal government have placed a high value on unconscious bias training to ensure that the impact does not devastate the organizations ability to meet their goals. The verdict is in. Unconscious bias training does not work, and organizations will never recoup their investment. Unconscious bias is a product of the […]

How racism derailed the school choice agenda?

How racism derailed the school choice agenda?

School choice is an initiative for which Education Secretary Betsy Devos had championed as a life long dream. Her intention was to provide parents educational alternatives that would enhance the education of students in need. Many schools of choice, which are also called charter schools, service students of color. The attack by the Education Secretary […]

What is wrong with character education?

What is wrong with character education?

Schools are wasting millions of dollars on character education in the absence of an important ingredient. According to the United States Department of Education, character education is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical values such as respect, justice, civic virtue and […]

How to facilitate a racial equity meeting?

How to facilitate a racial equity meeting?

Top level school administrators are doing a disservice to themselves and their schools by the approach that they use to facilitate racial equity meetings. In the end, students continue to lose the benefit of the meetings due to the continued infighting between the assigned and invited participants. School leaders need to implement several leadership strategies […]

How to reduce student absenteeism?

How to reduce student absenteeism?

Chronic student absenteeism infects school districts resulting in a depletion of revenue which ultimately impacts staff employment quantities, academic resources, and the overall perception that students benefit from school involvement. It becomes a major embarrassment for schools when students no longer find that law mandated school attendance is useful and eventually is perceived as a […]

How standardized testing hurts minorities?

How standardized testing hurts minorities?

The newly elected New Jersey Governor has a new initiative to eliminate the importance of standardized testing which will have a devastating impact on the achievement gap for minorities. The achievement gap for minorities has had minimal progression over the past four decades. The new trend to water down standardized testing with have a negative impact […]

Why special education is bad?

Why special education is bad?

The disproportional quantity of special education students continues to leave many schools categorized as racist. The present administration has elected to delay the removal of this perception by halting the “significant disproportionality” rule. States will need to work together to ensure that the embarrassment associated with the perception regarding special education is eliminated. The “significant […]

How to stop the civil rights assault on Black students?

How to stop the civil rights assault on Black students?

Black students are under a civil rights assault from the present Department of Education headed by Betsy Devos. She is systematically eliminating any progress that protects Black students from the many mistakes that are made by teachers and administrators whether intentional or unintentional. The coming backslash with result in increased unemployment for both administrators and teachers […]

Why Donald Trump loves conflict?

Why Donald Trump loves conflict?

The recent media support and backlash involving immigrants continues an extensive list of the Donald Trump infused conflicts which remain the mainstay of his legacy as the president of the United States. The impact of these conflicts will have measurable economic impact for decades. Citizens can re-position themselves to benefit from Donald Trump’s love for […]

Modern Day Slavery: Why deportation is a problem?

Modern Day Slavery: Why deportation is a problem?

The recent deportation problem is presenting unprecedented challenges for supporters. Supporters have backed the new deportation guidelines until the future political fallout that may possibly jeopardize the future of their political survival. The deportation problem is a replication of slavery techniques designed to divide rather than unite. The first deportation strategy was to separate Africans […]

How can teachers win the war on public schools?

How can teachers win the war on public schools?

The war on public schools endures as teachers and their support mechanisms are taking actions that can only result in continued failure. Teachers will either find themselves employed in a different industry, unemployed, or underemployed unless corrective actions are taken. No longer are businesses, politicians, and parents accepting the lack of proficiency that is evident […]

How should teachers respond to verbally abusive students?

How should teachers respond to verbally abusive students?

Buffalo Public Schools are faced with the dilemma of verbally abusive students. Teachers are at their wits end on how to respond to students who use poor communication skills during anger outbursts. Schools can use several techniques to minimize the impact of verbally abusive students. Black students understand that racism in schools has a long history that […]

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