Category Archives: Curriculum

BREAKING NEWS: Texas has first statewide African American studies course

After an extensive review, development and political process, Texas State Board of Education members Georgina Perez and Aicha Davis et al. have shepherded the first African American studies course to completion. Exclusive to Cloaking Inequity, I have obtained a draft of the new course that will receive a final vote today at the Texas State Board of Education. It is

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Debating statewide African American studies course LIVE in Texas

Watch the Texas State Board of Education debate about statewide African American studies course LIVE right now: http://adminmonitor.com/tx/tea/committee_of_the_full_board/20200416 Also see prior post Will Texas be the first for African American studies? Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae.

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Is Teach For America’s training problematic?

WGBH reports that, TFA training draws in part on Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion method, featured in the recent bookBuilding a Better Teacher. Teach Like a Champion emphasizes carefully and consistently controlling students’ words, postures and reactions from moment to moment. At Ranson Middle School, I saw posters of SLANT. That’s a Teach Like a Champion acronym for Sit

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Breaking News: NAACP Resolution Decries Representation of African Americans in textbooks, courses and standards

The NAACP has a new resolution speaking out against the problematic representation of African Americans in our education system. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights organization. It was formed in 1909 as a “bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans.” My Great Grandma Z. Louise Scott was an NAACP

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Breaking News: Texas SBOE supports Ethnic Studies

The Texas State Board of Education unanimously passed a course in Mexican American Studies and created a path to fast-track courses in: Native American Studies Latino Studies African American Studies Asian Pacific Islander Studies Ruby red Texas is now the ONLY state in the nation to have a Mexican American Studies course!!! Here are the official motions submitted by Georgina

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