Tag: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

You Might Be Surprised to Learn How Much MLK and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Have in Common

In this reflection, Chicago Unheard and Education Post contributor ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson offers history teachers some food for thought in helping students understand just how radical Martin Luther King, Jr. appeared in his day.   “God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty.”- Dr. King, “Strength to Love”,…

A Letter to Ed. Reformers: Don’t Ignore Black Lives Matter

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, time to get back into the classroom. School leaders everywhere will work hard to get students and staff refocused on the labor of love that is education. But, there will be something significant competing for attention in Chicago schools this Monday. A lot has happened since the last time teachers and students in the city…