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We want to do more than survive : abolitionist teaching and the pursuit of educational freedom

Author: Bettina L Love
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists. Drawing on her life's work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Informational works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Love, Bettina L., 1979- author.
We want to do more than survive
Boston : Beacon Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018050423
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bettina L Love
ISBN: 9780807069158 0807069159 0807028347 9780807028346
OCLC Number: 1041767525
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: "We who are dark" --
Educational survival --
Mattering --
Grit, zest, and racism (the hunger games) --
Abolitionist teaching, freedom dreaming, and Black joy --
Theory over gimmicks : finding your North Star --
We gon' be alright, but that ain't alright.
Responsibility: Bettina L. Love.

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Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists. Drawing on her life's work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements. She argues that the US educational system is maintained by and profits from the suffering of children of color. Instead of trying to repair a flawed system, educational reformers offer survival tactics in the forms of test-taking skills, acronyms, grit labs, and character education, which Love calls the educational survival complex. To dismantle the educational survival complex and to achieve educational freedom-not merely reform-teachers, parents, and community leaders must approach education with the imagination, determination, boldness, and urgency of an abolitionist. Following in the tradition of activists like Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, and Fannie Lou Hamer, We Want to Do More Than Survive introduces an alternative to traditional modes of educational reform and expands our ideas of civic engagement and intersectional justice.

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