The (Hidden) Agenda Behind Educating Black and Brown Children

Many colleagues, political pundits and administrators grapple with the issue of providing adequate education to this nation’s most vulnerable and underserved citizens: children of color. But while some of us desire to empower and liberate this demographic through education and prepare future generations of leaders and problem-solvers, others have a more nefarious agenda. This agenda disguises itself behind noble-sounding platitudes like “No Child Left Behind,” and “Closing the Achievement Gap.” Its proponents are conservative and liberal politicians, think tanks, business leaders, educational scholars, and school leaders. Some have malicious intentions, and others have adopted policies without truly understanding the implications … Continue reading The (Hidden) Agenda Behind Educating Black and Brown Children