March 13, 2014
May 20, 2014
Courageous Conversations about Race
Dr. Glenn Singleton
East Side Union High School District Board Room
830 N. Capitol Ave.
San Jose, CA 95133
Educators are acutely aware of the statistical gaps in achievement between different racial groups. Considering the rapidly changing racial composition of student populations, how can educators reach a level of cultural proficiency necessary to eliminate this disparity. Examining the achievement gap through the prism of race, Dr. Glenn Singleton explains the need for candid, courageous conversations about race so that educators may understand why performance inequity persists, and learn how they can develop a curriculum that promotes true academic parity. Only when educators have established both a language and a process for addressing the intersection of race and achievement will they be able to restructure their schools in ways which improve student performance and fulfill the promise that every child has the right to learn regardless of their race, culture or class.