Derrick P. Alridge

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Professor

Charlottesville, Virginia

Derrick P. Alridge is a professor at the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development and the founder and director of the Teachers in the Movement Initiative, an oral history project that examines the ideas and pedagogy of teachers in the civil rights movement. Alridge also serves as director of UVA’s Center for Race and Public Education in the South and is a Public Voices fellow with UVA’s OpEd Project.

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Posted Feb. 1, 2019

We Cannot Go Another Month Without Teachers Knowing Black History

In just the past several weeks, school systems across the United States have, at last, taken the steps to elevate…

By Derrick P. Alridge

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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