Integration Won’t Solve Racism in Schools
Segregation in education is as bad as ever, and no end appears to be in sight. So what approaches might make a difference? What if segregation, per se, wasn’t the problem? This week, educators speak out, and we visit an Afrocentric school in Brooklyn. There, mindfulness and race are not a detail. Featuring Rafiq R. Kalam Id-Din II, Esq. ,Founder & Managing Partner of Ember Charter Schools for Mindful Education, Innovation and Transformation; Lurie Daniel-Favors, Esq., General Counsel, The Center for Law and Social Justice; and Matt Gonzales, Director, School Diversity, New York Appleseed.
How can we uplift models of education that support teachers, students, and parents while also sustaining and improving their communities? Segregation exists in schools, but it didn’t begin in schools.