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 Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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