“Those” Students are Students Too!

A meeting of DC teachers became tense when one of the teachers called students from the Southeast quadrant of town, “those” students.  The lesson learned from the exchange was the importance of productive and effective communication.

“With the climate how it is — the things going on in Virginia, the administration — everyone is kind of tense at the moment. So when you have a white guy talking about a predominantly minority school system and he’s saying ‘those children,’ it was just a bad choice of words.”

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