Urban Education

Hip Hop’s Hierarchy of Needs

Super 6 Urban Education Fundamentals

Transformational Community Schools: Advancing the Community Schools model: Increasing its democratization while enabling its decolonization

Resisters, Rejectors, and Ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers

What is a high quality education for urban students? Education for liberation: Education as the practice of freedom

Civic Literacy:  Education for Critical Citizenship

Rigor vs. Vigor:  Which is more appropriate for marginalized students?

The drawbacks of making students have to wear a costume in order to have a right to a free public school education in America

Rethinking the 20th Century position claiming urban schools are failing

Urban schools don’t need fixing: We can’t call schools designed to fail “broken”

Letter to NUVO  Schools aren’t broken: Moving to a 21st Century view of Urban Education February 2013

Letter to Indianapolis Recorder Schools aren’t broken June 2015

1875 Kill the Indian, save the man   2021 Kill the homeboy, save the man

Super 6 Urban Education Fundamentals

The gap within the achievement gap

The Power of Student Agency:  Looking Beyond Grit to Close the Opportunity Gap

Too much school, too little education–Why school is the enemy for urban students and what to do about it

An Anti-colonial Framework for Urban Teacher Preparation

Urban conditions and social toxins chart: From radical healing to wellness

The Rub, the Crux, & the Onus Why cultural minorities resist school engagement & what to do about it

Civil Rights Generation vs. Hip Hop Generation: Considering Black youth identity and the promise of hip hop culture

Indy Star “Left Behind” series May 20, 2005: Jose M. Evans of B&LPI commentary, “Hip Hop defines Black urban youth”

Afro-centric vs, Ghetto-centric: Advancing hip hop educational approaches to foster student engagement in schools and neighborhoods

Appendices Civil Rights Generation vs. Hip Hop Generation

Teaching for social justice: Education for liberation

THUG LIFE Pedagogy: Engaging disaffected urban students

Hip Hop-Based Education: Early childhood and elementary education

Gangstas, Thugs, and Hustlas: Identity and the code of the street in rap music

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: Advancing culturally relevant teaching

Education as a political act: Understanding how to engage Black students who identify with global youth hip hop culture

Urban school reform is really about land development, not schools or reform

Validating the experiences of urban students: A Pedagogy of Recognition

National and International Readings of What is a high-quality education for urban students?