Danielle Slaughter

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Writer, Mamademics

Atlanta, Georgia

Danielle Slaughter is a wife, mom and doctoral student in English with a focus in rhetoric and composition. She is a native of Detroit, a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (B.A. in English), as well as a graduate of Georgia State University (M.A. in English with a focus in rhetoric and composition). She currently lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and son. She takes care of her son while finishing her doctoral studies, teaching online and in the evenings on campus, and running her crochet business, Hook Smart.

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Posted Mar. 15, 2018

If You Give White Teachers Guns, I’m Pulling My Black Son out of School

On December 14, 2012, a shooter walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children and six…

By Danielle Slaughter

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

Teaching About Race Does Not Make You Un-American

“The Holocaust was an atrocity.” This was the example I gave my eighth graders as we were learning our words of the week. And with…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

Don’t Just Invite Black Men to School on the First Day, We Need Them All Year Long

A tradition for many schools that educate predominately Black children involves welcoming the children back with scores of Black men cheering them on as they…

By Rann Miller

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Posted Aug. 13, 2019

A Teacher’s First Year: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful

Joining a new school community comes with a unique set of challenges. In addition to the difficulties inherent in any new school year, new teachers…

By Meghann Estrada

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