Discussing Race in PK-12 Classrooms, Why it’s an Essential Skill
Join AACTE and our esteemed panel for or our first webinar: Discussing Race in PK-12 Classrooms, Why it’s an Essential Skill, on January 25th, 2 pm EST. We exist in a world of relationships, and therefore, it is imperative that we examine our country’s and our education system’s historic relationship with racism and students of color before we endeavor to implement antiracist policies in our programs. In this session, we will take a look back at the central historic systemic inequities that have created an environment in which a majority of educators are ill-prepared and unwilling to name and discuss race and racism in classrooms. From that historical perspective, we will look at its effects on discipline and special education systems, both of which maintain systemic inequities and exacerbate racial discrimination for students with intersectional identities.