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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Conference teaches K-12 educators how to combat ‘whiteness in schools’

A recent conference hosted by an Ivy League university focused on integration and inclusion in K-12 education and included workshops on how educators should face white privilege in their classrooms, challenge microaggressions and address “Eurocentric pedagogical approaches.”

The “Reimagining Education Summer Institute” conference, organized by Columbia University’s Teachers College, was held in mid-July and concentrated on “opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools,” according to its website.

The event, in its second year, drew 300 participants that mostly consisted of K-12 teachers and principals, the institute’s director Amy Wells said in a phone interview with The College Fix. The four-day conference included plenary sessions, dozens of workshops and dialogue sessions.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I call BS. There is no white privilege. Maybe they should be teaching certain communities how to be better people. How to encourage getting a better education and better parents.

Anonymous said...

Time for white people to stop letting themselves be kicked around.

Anonymous said...

Of course there is no white priviledge.
It is a ruse.

The US Government is criminal in every way.
Wake up folks.

They are socially engineering a slave class to serve the .5% richest people on the planet.

Anonymous said...

It used to be that conferences focused on teaching and teachers understood students are students and race never entered the picture. Liberals have reintroduced racial matters to stir up anger and hate to get minority support for their progressive (aka socialist) goals.

bayman said...

Exactly 8:21. Certain communities should be taught to raise their kids properly. To respect the police. To curb their nasty attitude. Some people need to spend time in some schools and see just who are causing the problems. Sick and tired of idiots telling us we are doing wrong. They need an attitude adjustment and they need to clean their own lives up.