What Does Education and the Recent H&M Controversy Have in Common?

With the Saints losing their position to advance to the NFL’s semi-finals, I’m willing to bet that most who were “outraged” at the recent H&M advertisement debacle have long forgotten about it.  Like most scandals in today’s society, an immediate feeling is evoked, typically disbelief, disappointment and/or outrage.  Social media creatives hastily develop crafty memes to elicit even more feelings of discomfort or they resort to humor to pacify the incident and… Read More

Mommy, why don’t any of my teachers look like me?

As student of color populations continue to grow, there are simply not enough teachers of color available to accommodate these increasing numbers. In fact, the numbers of Black teachers have declined from the beginning of 2000 until 2012.  Travis Bristol, a former public school teacher who now conducts research at Stanford’s Center for Opportunity Policy in Education asked, “Why should we care that the demographic makeup of America’s teaching force does not mirror… Read More