Coming soon, by Meagan Call-Cummings:
“It’s too political”: overt and covert school-level policies of silencing
Abstract: The concept of school-sponsored silencing of students in K-12 contexts in the United States is well documented, particularly in relation to students of color. These discussions have addressed and called into question administrative and pedagogical practices of silencing that curb critical reflection and thinking. These practices have the potential to be so systemic and institutionalized that they may be considered policies. The case explored here links policies of silencing to the Latino/White achievement gap, suggesting an alternative analysis of why it exists and how to overcome it, arguing that identifying these policies of silencing as such and then challenging them through participatory approaches may lay the groundwork for breaking down a status quo of inequity in U.S. schools and society.