Integration in Our Schools and Society

By Vivett Dukes & Zachary Wright

#SafeSpaceConvos is a Twitter chat hosted by teacher and social justice advocate Vivett Dukes as part of the Caring Classroom movement. All are welcome to join the chat on alternating Mondays at 8:30pm ET.

This #SafeSpaceConvos chat was co-hosted by Zachary Wright. Zachary is a national finalist for the U.S. Department of Education’s School Ambassador Fellowship and is an Assistant Professor of Practice at Relay Graduate School of Education. For eight years, he taught 12th-grade World Literature and AP Literature at a charter school in Philadelphia.

Questions

Q1: What does integration mean as it relates to our schools and society?

Q2: To what degree are our schools and society integrated today? Why is this? In what ways are they integrated?

Q3: Should integration be a goal? Why, or why not?

Q4: What holds back the conversation about integration? What impediments are there? How can it be moved forward?

Q5: How integrated are we in our day-to-day lives? Do we “walk the walk” in terms of our own levels of integration? If so, in what ways?

Highlights

Q1: What does integration mean as it relates to our schools and society? 

 

Q2: To what degree are our schools and society integrated today? Why is this? In what ways are they integrated?

Q3: Should integration be a goal? Why, or why not?

Q4: What holds back the conversation about integration? What impediments are there? How can it be moved forward?

Q5: How integrated are we in our day-to-day lives? Do we “walk the walk” in terms of our own levels of integration? If so, in what ways?

Be bold. Be authentic. Join #SafeSpaceConvos.

You’re invited to join the next chat on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 8:30pm ET.  You can also read through these archived chats for insights and resources from your peers.