Wednesday, February 1, 2012

An education?

The National Education Association's magazine is  "NEA Today," A recent edition explained how important it is to educate teachers about race and ethnicity. Not once did they mention multiracial students, although they managed to include Asian, Hispanic, White, and Black. No wonder when I explain the importance of recognizing multiracial students to teachers, most of them say, "I never thought about that." Neither did the National Education Association.

1 comment:

  1. As a teacher, I am embarrassed by this. I am also not surprised.

    I am just one educator, but I promise you that I use the term "multiracial" whenever there is cause to use it in my classroom. Students always seem surprised. However, I do seem to see a slight glint of pride in the eyes of those it applies to, and there are growing numbers of them, as we all know so well.

    Thank you for your continued work.