BAM! Books and Media Discussion, Sep 8th!
September's BAM meeting will be on September 8th. We're hoping to have another hybrid meeting, if the weather and COVID situation holds. Does anyone want to host the in-person, outdoor gathering? I could bring a folding table and a couple chairs if that helps.
We'll be discussing the importance and impacts of school boards as well as the upcoming school board elections. My understanding is that GAC cannot and will not endorse specific candidates. This will be a discussion of the issues at stake.
Here are a few resources I've tracked down, most of them from Mandi. Please add more resources that you find useful and inspirational!
Cutting School - Noliwe Rooks
Talking to Strangers - Daniella Allen
EcoJustice Education - Martusewicz, et al.
You Can’t Teach What You Don’t Know - Gary Howard
Teaching to Transgress
Articles specific to School Board elections in Jeffco and Douglas County, Colorado
The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning - Alec MaGillis, New Yorker Article
This Supreme Court Case Made School District Lines A Tool For Segregation, NPR
Kill all the School Boards - Matt Miller, Atlantic article
There's also this guide on equity from the National School Boards Association. All of these resources are also listed in Slack. Feel free to add more resources if you find them.