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Black Student Voices: Classroom Discussions on Race

By Bridget Fetsko — July 30, 2020 4:45

Education Week spoke with 10 Black high school students from across the country about how they think issues of race and racism should be handled in school. In the second video of this series, students talk about their experiences discussing race in the classroom. The students shared concerns about the lack of representation in curriculum, open conversations about racial injustice, and diversity education for all students and educators. Some students also spoke about positive experiences talking about race and what their teachers did to make the conversations meaningful and productive. In the next two installments, the students will talk about the impact of policing in schools and what they want educators to know.

Bridget Fetsko
Visuals Intern Education Week
Bridget Fetsko is a former visuals intern for Education Week.
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Catherine Gewertz, Senior Contributing Writer; Sarah Schwartz, Staff Writer; and Madeline Will, Staff Writer contributed to this video.


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