Critical Pedagogues of Color: Closing Opportunity Gaps through Mission-Minded Teaching
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Teachers are operating in a radically different social context than past generations. The demographics are changing rapidly with students of color and low-wealth populations constituting the majority of traditional public school enrollment. Additionally, even as access to educational opportunity is unequally distributed, it is a significant factor in determining the life chances of students. Racial inequities persist for students of color at every facet of their educational experience. Teachers cannot solve all the problems created by system inequality, but teachers of color specifically must adopt different approaches to teaching and learning that interrograte the social structures that produces these outcomes.