On this date in 1963, “Integrated Schools” was among the demands of the March on Washington. (Take Teaching for Change quiz to learn more.) Today, the idea of “putting white and brown bodies together in classrooms” is no longer recognized as an educational or funding solution in and of itself. Housing issues, including lack of affordable city housing and gentrification, and resegregation resulting from charter school proliferation in some places, are contributing to a new landscape of educational challenges.

How is Ferguson prompting re-thinking of what teachers must teach?

Ruth Rodriguez of Save Our Schools, Mark Naison of BadAss Teachers, and Denisha Jones representing United Opt Out tell Education Town Hall how they view the challenges and prospects for change.

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