Sydney Chaffee is the 2017 National Teacher of the Year and a member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY). She teaches ninth-grade humanities at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Sydney is a previous board member of brightbeam, the parent organization of Education Post.

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

by Sydney Chaffee

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate...

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I believe all children can learn and achieve.
I believe we owe it to them to provide supportive learning opportunities and the chance to go to college.

#BecauseTheyCan