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Beabout, Brian – Multicultural Education, 2007
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the district temporarily lost 100% of its students and did not reopen a single school for more than two months. As it became apparent that the district was not prepared to bring the schools back from such a devastating blow, educators began to see a silver lining in Katrina's dark clouds. State School Board…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, State Schools, Public Schools, Boards of Education
Burley, Hansel; Marbley, Aretha Faye; Bush, Lawson, V. – Multicultural Education, 2007
This article concerns the tragedy of the misuse of power and the power of imagined inferiority. African Americans must lose misconceptions about the majority, heighten understanding about being Black in America and how that makes their children vulnerable to this nation's worst, stop fighting losing battles like affirmative action, and find and…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Community, Affirmative Action, Misconceptions