“Lunch shaming”—when school leaders go to extreme lengths to collect overdue bills—reached a new low last week in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, when families received letters threatening to place their children in foster care. The district, which clearly didn’t have equity top of mind, has been forced to concede that the approach was a problem. As you gather with colleagues to prepare for the fall, we hope you’ll read, share and use these resources to evaluate your school’s policy on lunch debt.
You and White Supremacy: A Challenge to Educators
It started as a series of Instagram posts; then it became a downloadable workbook. Now, the “Me and White Supremacy” challenge is reaching the mainstream—and creator Layla F. Saad hopes all teachers with white privilege will find the courage to take it.