Through the metal detector to an education | Joanne

Some urban schools require all students to go through a metal detector to enter the building.

“Every morning, I stand behind the metal detectors, searching bags as students enter the school,” writes Adam Stumacher, director of instruction at Boston’s Henderson Inclusion School, in the New York Times.  Nearly all students at the public high school are low-income blacks and Latinos.

I think of our school’s work to design courses around diverse texts, hire teachers who reflect our students’ cultures and connect kids with opportunities like internships — how we welcome all students with the…

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