All The Children Are White. So What?

Leadership Dilemma

Louise Derman-Sparks & Justin Snider with Holly Ellisa Bruno

What if all the children in your program are white? All the teachers are white? Attracting staff and children of color may seem impossible. What if all the children are black? All the teachers are black? Should attracting teachers and children of other ethnicities be a priority? After 55 years of desegregation, segregated schools are alive and well. At this point does it really matter?

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Louise Derman-Sparks is a long-time human development faculty member at Pacific Oaks College, now Professor Emeritus. She is the author and co-author of several books, including: Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children, (National Association for the Education of Young Children); Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach (Teachers College Press). Justin Snider is a contributing editor at The Hechinger Report and is completing his doctorate in Politics and Education at Columbia University.
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