“She disdains the current reverence for grit and defying the odds, writing, “Dark students being gritty, full of excitement and energy, reciting self-improvement statements and displaying social and emotional intelligence will not stop them being killed in the streets or spirit murdered in classrooms.”<br><br>In a recent interview, Love said the education system teaches black kids to survive rather than thrive and discounts their resourcefulness, resilience and joyfulness. “

“She disdains the current reverence for grit and defying the odds, writing, “Dark students being gritty, full of excitement and energy, reciting self-improvement statements and displaying social and emotional intelligence will not stop them being killed in the streets or spirit murdered in classrooms.”

In a recent interview, Love said the education system teaches black kids to survive rather than thrive and discounts their resourcefulness, resilience and joyfulness. “

UGA professor: We’re teaching black kids survival tactics rather than how to thrive

UGA educator professor Bettina Love’s belief that teachers of black children must be social justice warriors forms the basis of her book, “We Want To Do More than Survive.” Drawing on the creativity, rebellion and determination of the abolitionists, Love argues for a radical change in our scho…

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