No, Love Won’t Fix Institutional Racism in Education (Opinion) – Education Week – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Altheria Caldera

Altheria Caldera is an assistant professor of reading and language arts at Howard University and the director of the D.C.-Area Writing Project., a chapter of the National Writing Project, which provides professional development and leadership opportunities for P-16 teachers. Previously, she was as an education policy fellow with the Intercultural Development Research Association in San Antonio, where she proposed and shaped education policy and advocated racial equity before the Texas state legislature.

The school board in the Carroll Independent school district in Southlake, Texas, formally reprimanded a teacher last month after a parent complained about her having the adolescent book This Book Is Antiracist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action and Do the Work in her classroom library. Further demonstrating a lack of respect for teachers as skilled professionals who are equipped to make


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