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AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY SUMMIT SPOTLIGHTS PEDRO NOGUERA AND DAVID JOHNS

For the past decade, social justice educators have decried the school-to-prison pipeline: a series of interlocking policies, often scripted curriculum that neglects the contributions and struggles of people of color; zero tolerance and racist suspension and expulsion policies; and high-stakes tests—that funnel kids from the classroom to the cellblock have now been isolated as the battle cry for a call of action.

We got our first taste of how we can go beyond protest to mobilizing African American families, instructors and education policy makers to become a single thread to spotlight opportunities to redirect the narrative. The Magnet school programs in LAUSD can be the first strike in the call to action, and all concerned need to check out this link before Nov. 10, 2016.

 


 

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