A Pathway to Liberation
Literacy is the very foundation of all learning and the pathway to liberation for every human being
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free..."
– Frederick Douglass
This should be the reality for all children, but it is not the experience for Black and Latinx children.
This SHOULD be the reality for all children, but it is not the experience for Black and Latinx children. Standard teaching practice predominantly centers on white children's identity and experiences and only minimally touches on other races and people's lives, culture, and genius.
Inequities in education have long isolated children of color from the instruction they deserve.
The ultimate strength of our democracy and nation rests on our ability as educators to help ALL children develop literacy in all its true purpose and value. This is how we realize a world of equitably educated children who are powerful thinkers and world-changers. Reading is the very foundation of liberation.
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