To any citizen of this country who figures himself as responsible — and particularly those of you who deal with the minds and hearts of young people — must be prepared to “go for broke.” Or to put it another way, you must understand that in the attempt to correct so many generations of bad faith and cruelty, when it is operating not only in the classroom but in society, you will meet the most fantastic, the most brutal, and the most determined resistance. There is no point in pretending that this won’t happen.

- James Baldwin, “A Talk to…

Trevor Gardner

Trevor is a teacher/school leader focused on restorative justice and equity, and the author of Discipline Over Punishment and Leading in the Belly of the Beast.

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