Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lacking Inspiration Where Design is Concerned

I'm trying to post something, but I just have nothing creative and inspiring to post regarding the design world.  Right now my mind is swimming with thoughts of Performance Based Assessments for my students, the 50 compositions I still have left to grade, and the inspiring, yet difficult topic of Critical Race Theory.

Will you all abandon me if I begin to rant about some of the injustices I'm learning about as I delve into the world of language and literacy, looking at how power and position-even with regards to something as seemingly simple as language--affect our public schools and society at large?  I imagine you will, therefore I will just briefly mention this book.
Racial inequality is not a topic for the faint of heart, but this book has caught my attention!  Each time I pick it up and begin reading I think, "Critical Race Theory--where have you been all my life?!?"  And why aren't we talking about it more and thinking about how to solve problems of racism in our country? 

Well, that's all I'll say about that.  Thanks for humoring me.  I'll try to make my next post about something pretty!

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