The tips, strategies, or stories offered in this book are meant to make social justice education more accessible and appealing, but it is still hard work. In the face of this, social justice educators rise to the challenge. Their commitment is evidenced in their stories, and their stories (of success, failure, and in between) demonstrate the moral value of social justice.
“Blair Niblett’s cogent and candid book brings social justice and activism out of the shadows of education and into the place it belongs in the classroom, where all are invited not as audience but as agents of positive and humane change. Niblett creates a framework for developing a container in which the classroom community can safely share, debate, and practice both critical thinking and humility. In the social justice classroom, learners are trusted to drive their learning process, developing qualities and skills for living in an increasingly diverse world. As education in North America begins to move away from failed reforms like standardization, high-stakes testing and direct instruction, this book is a go-to resource for the dawn of a new progressive era in education.”