Nekima Levy Armstrong

Guest Blogger

Communications Activist

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nekima Levy Armstrong is a renowned civil rights attorney and executive director of Wayfinder Foundation. She is a former law professor and former President of Minneapolis NAACP. Nekima is the author of several articles and essays focused on racial justice, poverty, incarceration and the War on Drugs. Her work has been featured in The Associated Press, The Crisis Magazine, Huffington Post and the Star Tribune, to name a few. She has appeared on national news outlets such as CNN, PBS, Al Jazeera America, News One, Democracy Now and HuffPost Live.

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Posted Jan. 23, 2020

Nowhere Is the Hypocrisy of Progressives More Apparent Than in Education

Two years ago, when I ran for mayor of Minneapolis I was somewhat naïve, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed about the possibility…

By Nekima Levy Armstrong

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Posted July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 20, 2021

This Is Our Window of Opportunity to Create a Diverse Teacher Workforce

Racial segregation remains a major issue for American students more than 65 years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Brown v. Board of…

By Thomas Gold

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Posted July 21, 2021

Counterstorytelling Is at the Heart of Anti-Racist Teaching

Counterstorytellling is so much more than just a tenant of critical race theory. It is at the heart of what we do as antiracist teachers.…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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