NEPC Review: Representation of Social Groups in U.S. Educational Materials and Why It Matters (New America, December 2021)
Schools are currently the center of controversy over whose voices, knowledge, and perspectives should drive curriculum. A New America report argues that curriculum materials have the potential to engage minoritized students academically and teach everyone about America’s diverse peoples. The report provides helpful resources, although it has several limitations. However, taken as a whole, it draws needed attention to the importance of cultural relevance of curriculum materials.