Greetings, esteemed colleagues!
You may not know this about me, but where I started my teaching career two decades ago was a junior high in East Orange, NJ — about as different a place as you can find from The Harker School.
For that reason, when I watched the video and read the eloquent article that followed, this message truly resonated with me. What was true in EO twenty years ago is still true in BedStuy today: young men and women of color are discouraged by their peers from the simple joy of reading.
What's Wrong with Reading? by Anthony Turner