As I have come to understand the educational inequities in school and schooling and the importance of validating the cultural and linguistic experiences children bring to school, you too can do the same. It takes self-examination, courage, and the will to want to better serve all children, particularly those who have been historically disenfranchised. We have to strive to become new human beings, and in doing so, help children become new human beings as we validate and teach them to validate the many cultural and linguistic differences among them.
We can no longer be ensconced in our safety net of privilege that allows us to denounce the fact that we (as educators) are failing the same children each year. We must take action, as this is a serious matter that we cannot afford to ignore. We have the power to change the dynamics of school and schooling to create equitable spaces for all children who enter to learn every chance, everyday, and in every way!
I hope that the information shared through this website has made you somewhat curious about these topics, and I hope your curiosity drives you to want to learn more about how you can rethink language. Thanks for visiting this page!