It was during the Civil Rights era in the 1960s that I graduated from Indiana University and began my first teaching assignment at IPS #21. My class of second graders, all Black, were anxiously waiting to get the school year started—and so was I! It didn’t hit me at first because this was not something the School of Education had included in my teacher preparation courses. However, as the school year proceeded, it became glaringly apparent that none of the textbooks reflected the students I was teaching!
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