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“I Can’t Breathe”: How Some Schools are Suffocating Poor, Minority Students


by Alice Ginsberg — April 06, 2015

This commentary looks at the labels "vampire," "terrorist," and "little demon," that are used to annotate a first grade teacher's class list on the first day of school. The author, a teacher educator, questions the relationship between the use of such derogatory labels and the resulting stereotypes and statistics of black boys and crime in light of recent events.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 06, 2015
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17924, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 2:12:50 PM

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  • Alice Ginsberg
    University of Pennsylvania
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    ALICE GINSBERG specializes in the areas of educational equity, gender studies, school reform, and educational philanthropy. Ginsberg holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Temple University and a Ph.D. in “Education Culture and Society” from the University of Pennsylvania. From 1990-1998 she was Program Officer at the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (the state’s partner to the National Endowment for the Humanities), where she developed and directed GATE (Gender Awareness Through Education), a three-year professional development program for teachers, administrators and parents in a large urban school system. She is the author of numerous articles on gender, diversity and equity in urban educational reform, most recently in Women’s Studies Quarterly and Comparative Issues in Contemporary Education. She is also the co-author of the book Gender in Urban Education: Strategies for Student Achievement (forthcoming, Heinemann, 2003).
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