Teachers are overwhelmingly white. They are not overwhelmingly racist. Still, it creates a sense that education is a white thing, and that teachers are "other."
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Jada Williams sees the education system in terms of the world she knows: teachers and students. The author barely expands this by mentioning parents. In truth, the limits of school structures are set by administrators on the school, district, state, and national levels, and, less directly, by the political will of the taxpayer. Teachers have little power over systemic institutional and social problems. An 8th grader can be forgiven for blaming her teachers, but journalists has an obligation to question such easy assumptions. Why are there so few people of color teaching? Why are students so disruptive? What makes the difference in good schools. Speaking to her sons' teacher would be a good place to start becoming informed about what is going on in schools.
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