WEEK 2: EDUCATION
TODAY'S CHALLENGE: TEACHER IMPACT
Yesterday we challenged ourselves to look deeper into the ways in which school disciplinary policies disproportionately affect children of color and Black girls. Today, let’s take a look at the early impact teachers have on student’s educational outcomes and their likelihood to attend college. Unconscious biases within white teachers who favor a “colorblind” approach may cause unintentional harm to the very students they vow to uplift, while the early acknowledgment of differences can prepare students for a diverse world. Positive outcomes sparked by same-race role models can potentially shrink the education achievement gap and usher more Black & brown students into colleges and universities.
WE CHALLENGE YOU TO TAKE...