Shontoria Walker

Guest Blogger

Teacher, KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys

Houston, Texas

Shontoria Walker teaches eighth grade English Language Arts at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys in Houston, Texas. She is a Teach Plus Texas Teaching Policy Fellow.

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Posted Apr. 10, 2019

I Show the Black Boys in My Classroom What’s Possible

Trinity Gardens, Houston, Texas. A community that was rich with family, love and pride. A neighborhood that contributed to the…

By Shontoria Walker

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Posted Feb. 21, 2018

For Black Teachers It’s About More Than Just Academics

As we celebrate Black History Month and pay homage to our milestones, I reflect on my time inside the classroom.…

By Shontoria Walker

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Posted Apr. 22, 2019

Every Time I Think About Leaving the Classroom, My Students Remind Me Why I’m Here

Last week, teaching almost killed me. Again. I was driving home from work, having stayed later than typical for a meeting and some organizing. The…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Apr. 23, 2019

New EPA Proposal on Pollution Could Lead to More Students With Asthma Missing School

How could my students succeed if they were not able to come to class? It was a question I used to struggle with constantly. Prior…

By Kunal Sindhu

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Posted Apr. 19, 2019

Wealthy, White People Are Still in the Business of School Segregation

What’s causing school segregation? Some people say charter schools—I say it’s White people.   Before y’all get upset, I’m not saying it’s all White people—just…

By Tanesha Peeples

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