6 thoughts on “Overdue Assignment: Making NYC Schools Culturally Responsive

  1. World History curricula has been in place for decades now, but Eurocentric perspectives prevail how subjects are written about in textbooks and taught. Hiring teachers of color might help more children and teenagers take an interest in “our history”; teaching materials should also be vetted carefully for distortions of fact.

    Great piece, Gail Robinson!

  2. I think you should consider interviewing or including Paul Forbes and Camille Kinlock who have worked for the Expanded Success Initiative in NYCDOE for over 10 years, trying to bring CRE across the system! They could offer some insights into the past initiatives to expand this work across the DOE. They are major advocates for CRE.

    • I very much agree, Liliana – I attended a training Paul led early in my career, and it was super influential. I’ve also gotten a lot of value out of Teaching for Change and the Zinn Education Project, which have given me a ton of curricular resources to use with students.

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  5. Culture is central to learning. It plays a role not only in communicating and receiving information, but also in shaping the thinking process of groups and individuals. I myself work in the educational field and understand the importance of each word written in this article. Every year, people forget their culture and become less educated, most students have the wrong values ​​in life and they are not worried about it. In my opinion, the younger generation must read literary works and learn history. Thank you for this article!

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