Seems like the same old conversation, just in a different set of clothing

“Education Post: Better Conversation, Better Education”

“Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby
Ain’t nothing like the real thing
Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby
Ain’t nothing like the real thing”


I am in agreement that indeed, public education is in serious need of a “better conversation”; I am just not convinced that this is the right vehicle. Perhaps my lack of optimism is based on the efforts familiar “look.” For If the new “conversation” (like the old conversation) does not include the voices and thoughts of Black and Latino educators, both practitioners and theoreticians (i.e. Edmunds, Monroe and Hilliard), in a serious and meaningful way (beyond the occasional window dressing role); then it is the same old “apartheid conversation”; only now, in a new set of clothes. What we need is a real conversation changer; one that could change the educational trajectories and possibilities for children who like the educators who look like them, don’t really count in any conversation, for better or for worse.

Education Post: http://educationpost.org/