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We Must Avoid The Single Story When We Talk About Education

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warns of the “danger of the single story,” and while she focuses most on how this impacts our ideas about countries and cultures, she makes clear that this danger exists everywhere. Our national and local conversations about K-12 education are no exception. (Her TED Talk on this is a must-watch.)

The problem with the single story is that it creates stereotypes and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story. Jennifer Berkshire, aka Edushyster, is a huge fan of the single story. Read full piece here at Huffington Post

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