Cadarris Rucker

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Cadarris Rucker was born in Centre, Alabama and graduated from Alabama A&M. He is a 2010 Teach For America Alabama charter corps member. He’s been a classroom teacher for eight years, the last five of which have been at KIPP Believe Primary in New Orleans.


Posted Nov. 7, 2017

Each Day in My Class I See a Room Full of Civil Rights Leaders

In May of 1963, in my home state of Alabama, young people became increasingly active participants in the movement for…

By Cadarris Rucker

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Posted Mar. 19, 2018

Here’s How You Know When You Need to Check Your Microaggressions at the Front Door

If I had money to wager, I’d bet that if you’re a female teacher, this has happened to you. You’re in a meeting and you…

By Shanna Peeples

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Posted Mar. 19, 2018

It’s Damn Near Impossible to Be a Teacher-Leader and Still Teach

A few weeks ago, I was out of the classroom. When I came back, the substitute teacher’s notes were not good. “I wish I could…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Mar. 20, 2018

Black Girls Need More Than Michelle Obama

There’s danger in the singular Michelle Obama Black girl role-model narrative. There has been a beautiful picture circulating of a young African-American girl looking up…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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