Anti-Racist Educational Leadership and Policy helps educational leaders better comprehend the racial implications and challenges of the current educational policy landscape. Each chapter unpacks a policy issue such as school choice, school closures, standardized testing, discipline, and school funding, and analyzes it through the racialized and market-driven lenses of the current leadership context. Full of real examples, this book equips aspiring school leaders with the skills to question how a policy addresses or fails to address racism, action-oriented strategies to develop anti-racist solutions, and the tools to encourage their school community to promote racial equity. This important book demystifies a complex policy context and prepares current and future teacher leaders, principals, and superintendents to lead their schools towards more equitable practice.
1. Anti-racism and Color-evasiveness in a Neoliberal Context: An Introduction 2. How School Leaders Respond to Demographic Change 3. School Choice and Who Has a Right to Choose 4. The Racial Politics of School Closure and Community Response 5. Standardized Testing and the Racial Implications of Data Use 6. School Funding and the Need for Resource Redistribution 7. Racism and School Discipline: From Schools-to-Prison OR Schools as a Prison 8. A Protocol for Anti-Racist Policy Decision-Making in Educational Leadership