This article makes suggestions for superintendents and principals when reaching out to their communities to talk about the death of George Floyd. The writers say that the language must be pointed and that it should specifically address the issue of the treatment of blacks by law enforcement which has been a long-standing problem.Source:
Dorinda J. Carter Andrews and Shaun R. Harper, Education Week, June 2, 2020Excerpt:
"Leaders of K-12 schools, colleges, and universities sometimes release formal statements when acts of racial violence and injustice occur locally and elsewhere in our country. Many are writing now to their communities about the death last week of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis. While these statements are meant to represent solidarity and support, they can miss the mark if not courageously constructed. Dozens of leaders have sought our counsel on what to say in this moment. This essay includes some advice we have offered them on ways to make statements more substantive, trustworthy, and actionable."Read the full article here!