Saturday, July 29, 2017

"Conference teaches K-12 educators how to combat ‘whiteness in schools’"

Via Drudge:  A recent conference hosted by an Ivy League university focused on integration and inclusion in K-12 education and included workshops on how educators should face white privilege in their classrooms, challenge microaggressions and address “Eurocentric pedagogical approaches.”

The “Reimagining Education Summer Institute” conference, organized by Columbia University’s Teachers College, was held in mid-July and concentrated on “opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools,” according to its website.

The event, in its second year, drew 300 participants that mostly consisted of K-12 teachers and principals, the institute’s director Amy Wells said in a phone interview with The College Fix. The four-day conference included plenary sessions, dozens of workshops and dialogue sessions.

One presentation, called “Whiteness in schools,” provided “a history of Whiteness, and will invite participants into a discussion of how Whiteness and White culture shapes what happens in schools,” according to a description.

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edutcher said...

Morningside Heights.

William Ayers' alma mater.

Things haven't changed a bit.

Rabel said...

Registration Fee:

For the complete 4-day conference:


New in 2017: One-day pass!

$275 per day

Rabel said...

300 x $795 = $238,500.00


Eric the Fruit Bat said...

When they talk about "Whiteness" in schools, I presume they're talking about the Thurston Howell III kind of whiteness and not the Jethro Bodine kind of whiteness.

Amartel said...

They're talking about themselves.
Projecting, as usual.

William said...

Why must whites endlessly check their privileges and introspect about how they interact with others? In many ways white people are the model majority. In any event, they have countries that people want to live in rather than to flee......If you analyze the phenomenon of white privilege in detail, you will find it only applies to good looking blonde women under the age of thirty.

AllenS said...

On Aug 29, 1996, BJ Clinton said: "I want to build a bridge to the 21st century..."

Well, this is where the road that went over that bridge has led us to.

bagoh20 said...

There are so many young people as well as retarded boomers who buy this shit, that I think the culture is gonna have to suffer significantly from it before it is widely understood for the stupidity it is. Then again, a hundred million deaths, and endless failures have not educated the educated about Marx's poisonous ideas. Often it's the people who claim to adhere to science and facts who ignore both with the most ferocity.