Black-owned, Black-schooled

The dominant narrative in public education centers on the belief that racial integration "is the only thing that has ever worked." This simple story about "what works" for Black students whitewashes the long history of independent Black education and its liberationist focus.Shariff El-Mekki, an independently schooled educator joins us to talk about an alternative view of education for Black children.

Posted by Citizen Ed on Friday, April 17, 2020

The dominant narrative in public education centers on the belief that racial integration “is the only thing that has ever worked.” This simple story about “what works” for Black students whitewashes the long history of independent Black education and its liberationist focus.

Sharif El-Mekki, an independently schooled educator joins us to talk about an alternative view of education for Black children.

Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Post, a media project of the Results in Education Foundation. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes. Stewart has served as the director of outreach and external affairs for Education Post, the executive director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), and an elected member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.

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