Leadership for Social Justice: Preparing 21st Century School Leaders for a New Social Order

Research curated by: Gaetane Jean-Marie, University of Oklahoma Anthony H. Normore, California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Jeffrey S. Brooks University of Missouri URL: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ875408.pdf

Social justice -- is it still relevant in the 21st century? | Charles L. Robbins | TEDxSBU

Pervasive injustice has society at a turning point. Every individual has a choice to make - you can either stand with me and fight for social justice, or you can stay on the sidelines silently supporting the systems that perpetuate the inequality, violence, and poverty that plague our world. This talk highlights some of the most critical social justice issues of our time and calls on everyone to stand up and play a part in changing the world.

TEDx: This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. URL: https://youtu.be/Wtroop739uU

Everyday Racism – Algebra or Pre-Algebra?

Narrator: Tony is an African American student about to begin high school. He wants to be the first in his family to attend college and hopes to be a biologist. He did well in middle school and took advanced math. But he didn’t score well on the school district’s new high school placement exam. Compared to white students, most Black and Latino students don't score as well on this exam. The students of color mostly come from two middle schools, known as the worst schools in the district in the poorest part of town. They’re overcrowded and have th e least qualified teachers. When Tony enrolled at the high school, he was referred to Mr. Perez, the guidance counselor. He was happy Mr. Perez was Latino since most teachers at the high school are white.

Mr. Perez:

Tony, you seem like a good student but I'd recommend that you enroll in the Pre-Algebra class

instead of the regular Algebra class.


Mr. Perez, for years, has been routinely advising most African American and Latino students to

take Pre-Algebra because a lot of them fail regular Algebra.

Tony: But I've already taken advanced math class in middle school. And I know that Algebra is a requirement before I can take any science classes.

Mr. Perez:

I’d really like to help you, but the school district has new testing policies— if you don ’t score

well on the placement exam, you can’t take Algebra. That’s the rules.


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