Unfortunately, many schools, especially those that serve predominantly low-income children of color, model civic disrespect and demand that their students practice submissive obedience rather than empowered engagement. They enact a continuous series of civic microaggressions against their students. These regular but unacknowledged mini-invalidations of children as civic persons worthy of respect are often barely noticeable to their victims—and usually totally invisible to their perpetrators.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Meira Levenson knocks it out of the park
Please do yourself a favor and read Meira Levenson on the civic empowerment gap: