Cadarris Rucker

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Teacher

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.

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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 Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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