Mis-education flourishes in the absence of a shared experience and an equal investment in the innately endowed capabilities and worth of Black students.
Universal reliance upon an unfiltered Black narrative is crucial to our continued resistance to oppression, as we collectively embrace the power of our own history, voice and perspective – we are each actively contributing to the arduous labor of freedom fighting.
Indeed I am, because we are . . . and during this meaningful and annual observance of #TeacherAppreciation #TeacherAppreciationWeek, I humbly salute those who paved the way for my educational career and for the opportunity to craft a life of my dreams. Asé
All attempts to reference history through a warped American lens, distorted by centuries of White supremacist rule is disrespectful and disingenuous to the critical thought of ALL children.
Standardized tests are arbitrary measures, devised using White, female subjects as the norm and are imminently unqualified to assess the absolute undocumented genius of Black and Brown people the world over.