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Educators must stop “rapper shaming”

I used to express a popular theme in my speeches to students in urban schools. This story also appeared in WBOK “The hood doesn’t need another LeBron James or Beyoncé,” I’d bellow, hoping to motivate students toward “real” academic pursuits. I’ve since changed my tune. Holding students accountable for getting a great education shouldn’t mean […]