Do Black Lives Matter at School?

Hey, teacher: did you know that the week of February 5-10, 2018 has been designated Black Lives Matter At School? Did you know that Black Lives Matter at School is a thing?

According to Teaching for Change, an organization dedicated to social justice, the first full week of February promotes three demands:

  • End Zero Tolerance, and Implement Restorative Justice.
  • Hire More Black Teachers in our Schools.
  • Black History/Ethnic Studies Mandated K-12.

Schools in Washington, D.C., Seattle, Maryland, and across the nation are embracing Black Lives Matter in Schools during February, designated Black History Month.

The Rochester City Schools located in upstate New York, and about an hour’s drive from my home, is dedicating Friday, February 16, 2018, as a day of understanding and affirmation. The Rochester City School District explains, “This day is meant as the beginning of ongoing dialog, education, and action.”

The Montpelier High School, in Vermont, recently raised the Black Lives Matter flag at their school.

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  1. YES. Black Lives Matter in all Schools if a school is worth it’s salt. But they rarely allow politics in public schools and still manage to refrain teaching about Vietnam. It’s okay to teach about Hitler…
    and MLK… Not Malcolm X or politics today… It’s okay to talk about apartheid in south Africa… but who talks about Michelle Alexander’s take on the massive incarceration system?
    If you do that, it’s considered “an agenda”
    and you Momma Brown, teach in and among and thru white supremacy. You are truth teller. And so you are “dangerous”
    because you are real education.
    Thank you for this.


      1. That’s the definition of true sacrifice Momma Brown. To go out of your comfort zone to grow, to learn, to fight for what is right…
        and you do.
        I am glad you are a teacher.


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