Anti-Racist Educational Leadership and Policy: Addressing Racism in Public Education

Anti-Racism and Anti-Racist LeadershipWhiteness and White FragilityAnti-BlacknessColor-EvasivenessChallenging the Term ColorblindnessEducational Policy and PoliticsThe Racialization of Market-Driven Educational PoliciesWhy This Book?Overview of the BookReferencesHow School Leaders Respond to Demographic ChangeGlobal and National Political Discourses around White Supremacy and Their Influence on How We View Racial DiversityHow Educational Leaders Respond to Racial Diversity Based on the Policy ContextWhiteness as Property and Resistance to Demographic ChangeConclusionDiscussion QuestionsDemographic Change ResourcesRecommended ReadingsReferencesSchool Choice and Who Has a Right to ChooseSchool Choice and Its Historically Racialized Market-Driven AgendaSchool Choice, Inequality, and SegregationGeneral Discourse That Promotes School ChoiceSchool Choice and Educational LeadershipSchool Choice Plans That Center Race and Racial EquityControlled-Choice Student AssignmentDiverse-by-Design Charter SchoolsMagnet SchoolsRegional Equity PlansConclusionDiscussion QuestionsSchool Choice ResourcesNoteRecommended ReadingsReferencesThe Racial Politics of School Closure and Community ResponseThe Color-Evasive, Market-Based Agenda Behind School ClosuresRacial repercussions: Who bears the burden of school closures?Politicians = Color-Evasive Educational LeadershipColor-Evasive Research: Limited and Inconclusive Evidence on School ClosuresRecommendations for Anti-Racist Leadership and Policymaking: Taking the Lead from Community Organizers and ActivistsDiscussion QuestionsSchool Closure ResourcesRecommended readingsReferencesStandardized Testing and the Racial Implications of Data UseNCLB and Color-Evasive IndividualismA Call for More Flexibility from NCLBESSA Aims to Promote Equity through Less Federal OversightDoes ESSA Follow Through on Its Claims for Equity?Recommendations: Anti-Racist Discussions about Assessments and DataDiscussion QuestionsESSA ResourcesRecommended ReadingsReferencesSchool Funding and the Need for Resource RedistributionSchool Finance LitigationSerrano v. PriestSan Antonio Independent School District v. RodriguezEdgewood Independent School District v. KirbyAbbott v. BurkeRose v. Council for Better EducationCampaign for Fiscal Equity v. State of New YorkYazzie/Martinez v. State of New MexicoMoney Makes a Difference in Educational OpportunitiesSchool Leaders Role in School FundingConclusionDiscussion QuestionsSchool Funding ResourcesRecommended ReadingsReferencesRacism and School Discipline: From Schools to Prison, or Schools As a PrisonZero Tolerance PoliciesEducators Don’t “Treat All Students the Same”: Race and the Severity of the InfractionPolicing in SchoolsPolicing as Racial Violence in SchoolsInterventions and Strategies That Maintain White Behavioral Norms in SchoolingAnti-Racist Approaches and Recommendations for Educational LeadersPromote Youth Voice in Educational Policy and PracticeHire More Educators of ColorAddress Not Just Implicit Racial Bias But Also Anti-BlacknessDiscussion QuestionsSchool Discipline ResourcesRecommended ReadingsReferencesA Protocol for Anti-Racist Policy Decision-Making in Educational LeadershipAnti-Racist Policy Decision-Making Protocol for Educational LeadersStep 1 – Assemble the Appropriate TeamStep 2 – Set Expectations for the TeamStep 3 – Understand the Sociopolitical and Racial Context of the District and CommunityStep 4 – Conduct a Critical Policy ReviewStep 5 – Conduct a Critical Leadership ReviewStep 6 – Summarize, (Re)assess, and Take ActionConcluding ThoughtsReferences
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