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Social Justice in Education Documentary Trailer


Social Justice is for everyone. It’s a way to make sure that we are all seen
as human beings; that we’re all equitably treated. I thinks it’s really just educating. Growing up in a more diverse background I’ve
learned about a lot of different people, and I’ve grown to be compassionate and to want
to make the world a better place. I think it’s a mother Theresa quote, that
talks about “True power is quiet”. Most change may involve loud boisterous talk, but true
change is quiet change. Kids in urban settings, you know a lot of
them either their fathers art there or they don’t have the male to look up to. That was a big part of my decision to become
a teacher, to be that positive male influence in their life, because students don’t always
get that, and I think it’s needed. For me social justice in the classroom is
very different than the one shot celebration of Cinco de Mayo or putting the poster up
on Martin Luther King day. I challenge them to push past those superficial
treatments of culture and get to the real depth of students identities. It’s about extremely high expectation for
students, maintaining that at all costs. You gotta get people in the right places to
help make some of these important decisions. The doors been cracked open but we need more
people with the credentials and skills to help make those decisions. And sometimes when your the only person in
a community, for you to stand top, you don’t have lot of people that have your back because
they haven’t walked in your shoes.

One Reply to “Social Justice in Education Documentary Trailer”

  • Many school systems are corrupt and unethical, and their practices are never addressed. Principals hire teachers out of nepotism, age, color, social status or because they get a financial kickback by contracting young teachers through federal teacher programs so they can pay them less than senior teachers who they pressure out of the system to save more money. Administrators are grossly overpaid and are promoted or secured through social politics. Superintendents and administrators easily network from one school system to another school system and help themselves to more prestige and more money while the teachers continue to be over-worked and underpaid.

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