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Eisenhower’s finest moment

56 years ago today, the Little Rock Nine entered Central High School for their first full day of school accompanied by the 101st Airborne, sent by President Eisenhower to protect them and keep them safe. The governor of Arkansas, Governor … Continue reading

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Will you visit our school?

We have finished reading Warriors Don’t Cry and I have asked my students to write Melba Patillo Beals a letter expressing how they felt about the book and asking her to come visit us in Chicago. Melba is one of … Continue reading

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The Governors Faubi

Today we did a role play of the school board in Little Rock in 1957. The class was divided into 5 groups each representing a different interest responding to the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v Board of Ed that … Continue reading

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Brown undermining Brown

Today is the 58th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education Topeka Kansas. This should be a day of celebration, but it needs to be a day of recommitment to the ideals of this landmark Supreme Court decision. The conservative … Continue reading

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Teachers don’t cry….

For the past couple of weeks we have been reading Warriors Don’t Cry, an autobiography of Melba Patillo Beals who was one of the little Rock Nine. We have examined the constitutional crisis that took place in 1957 by exploring … Continue reading

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Equity in education is attached to the hip of integration

Today, May 17,  is the 57th anniversary of the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v Board of Education. The promise then was that segregation in our nation’s public schools would no longer be tolerated— that in fact, such practices … Continue reading

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