Chapter Activities

Activity 1: Restorative Justice Scenario

Ask your students to imagine that they are the only social worker in your school district and the board chair asks them to make changes to the restorative justice policies. They should write down several changes and provide reasons for each change that they propose.

Activity 2: State Policies  

In the United States, there are variations in state educational policies, as the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution accorded states the rights to provide education as they deem it fit.

Have students form groups of two to three and create a list of the different educational policies that they’ve learned.

After reviewing their list, they should determine which policies they think should be adopted by all states. In group, they should discuss why these policies should be universal.

One person should present their group’s findings to the rest of the class.

Activity 3: Resegregation Discussion

Instruct students to read this article and discuss the following:

  1. Whether or not White parents are being inherently racist or if their concerns may be legitimate.
  2. Does Ms. Williams have legitimate concerns?
  3. Is there a way to reconcile the concerns of both Black and White parents without segregating schools? If so, how? And why isn’t this being done?