The Controversial Black Lives Matter Movement

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The widely popular and controversial Black Lives Matter Movement not only draws attention to police brutality against black bodies, it also expose institutional racism seen within the public school system. Therefore, this movement becomes a valuable opportunity for both teachers and students to discuss race relations in classroom. So, how can classrooms benefit from and contribute to this movement? Studies show that if classrooms actively engage in relevant social issues teachers can improve the quality of instruction and actually maximizes students’ learning experience (Perlstein, 2002). A successful example of a revolution beginning in the classroom happened at the Black Panther Party’s Oakland Community School (OCS) established in 1971 (formerly
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