Hand writing the word racism on blackboard. Stop hate. Against prejudice and violence. Lecture about discrimination in school.
School & District Management Opinion

Leading for Racial Justice: A Series

Most educators have been too timid in confronting the effects of racism in schools, write former superintendent Jennifer Cheatham and sociologist John B. Diamond.
In this three-part series, the authors explore the hard but necessary work of making schools places where Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx students can truly thrive.

Hand writing the word racism on blackboard. Stop hate. Against prejudice and violence. Lecture about discrimination in school.
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School & District Management Opinion Ed. Leaders: Discuss Race, Call Out White Supremacy
Downplaying the realities of racism leads to misunderstanding school problems and developing inadequate solutions.
John B. Diamond & Jennifer Cheatham, March 31, 2021
5 min read
School & District Management Video Two Educators Reflect on Leading for Racial Justice
Two education leaders, one an assistant principal, the other a faculty member at Harvard's ed school, talk about racism in schools.
April 13, 2021
4:47
three leaders escape from behind bars
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Does Your District's Way of Decisionmaking Reinforce Systemic Racism?
Leaders must ask if their vision of student success reflects what Black and brown families say is most important, write John B. Diamond and Jennifer Cheatham.
Jennifer Cheatham & John B. Diamond , May 10, 2021
5 min read
Illustration of leadership.
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School & District Management Opinion Are Your Leadership Practices Good Enough for Racial Justice?
Scratch being a hero. Instead, build trust and reach beyond school walls, write Jennifer Cheatham and John B. Diamond.
Jennifer Cheatham & John B. Diamond , June 14, 2021
5 min read