Black Lives Matter at School

Black Lives Matter at School

An Uprising for Educational Justice

Jesse Hagopian, Denisha Jones

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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.


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Jesse Hagopian:

Denisha Jones is a steering committee member of Black Lives Matter at School and Director of Teacher Education and an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC.  She is a former early childhood teacher and preschool director. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2013 and her J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia in 2018.  She has been active in the fight to stop the corporate takeover of public education since 2011. She is a board member for the Badass Teachers Association, Inc., United Opt Out National, and Defending the Early Years. Her research interests include teachers and public policy, the effects of school reform mandates on low-income children, preparing culturally competent teachers, and youth civic engagement. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Bammy Award for College Professor of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. 

 

Jesse Hagopian is a member of the Black Lives Matter at School steering committee and teaches Ethnic Studies at Seattle’s Garfield High School. Jesse is an editor for Rethinking Schools magazine, the co-editor of the book, Teaching for Black Lives, and the editor of the book More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing.

Jesse is a recipient of the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of the Year” award and the Special Achievement “Courageous Leadership” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.  In 2015, Jesse received the Seattle/King County NAACP Service Award. Jesse serves as the Director of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Award.

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Denisha Jones is a steering committee member of Black Lives Matter at School and Director of Teacher Education and an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC.  She is a former early childhood teacher and preschool director. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2013 and her J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia in 2018.  She has been active in the fight to stop the corporate takeover of public education since 2011. She is a board member for the Badass Teachers Association, Inc., United Opt Out National, and Defending the Early Years. Her research interests include teachers and public policy, the effects of school reform mandates on low-income children, preparing culturally competent teachers, and youth civic engagement. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Bammy Award for College Professor of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. 

 

Jesse Hagopian is a member of the Black Lives Matter at School steering committee and teaches Ethnic Studies at Seattle’s Garfield High School. Jesse is an editor for Rethinking Schools magazine, the co-editor of the book, Teaching for Black Lives, and the editor of the book More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing.

Jesse is a recipient of the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of the Year” award and the Special Achievement “Courageous Leadership” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.  In 2015, Jesse received the Seattle/King County NAACP Service Award. Jesse serves as the Director of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Award.

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