Black Lives Matter at School
An Uprising for Educational Justice
Jesse Hagopian, Denisha Jones
This book explores:
The state of institutional racism in the schools, including stories and statistics that explain the Black experience in school
The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and its influence on youth and educators
The explosion of racist hate speech in the Trump era and its impact on education
The origins of the BLM at School movement in Seattle
The major role of Philadelphia educators in helping the movement go national and expanding it to a week of action.
Explain, using stories and data, what each of the four demands of BLM at School mean(End “zero tolerance” discipline and implement restorative justice; hire more black teachers; and mandate Black history and ethnic studies in K-12 curriculum; Fund Counselors, Not Cops).
The challenges and opportunities of organizing non-Black educators into theBLM at School movement and the role of white educators. As the majority of educators in the country are white we recognize the importance of bringing white educators into this movement.