Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Shakespeare for inner city seventh graders...what a great idea. Teachers like Rashia Morris, one of the teachers mentioned in this article, refused to believe that minority students from the city couldn't tackle the Bard. I believe that teaching Shakespeare was one of the things that Marva Collins did in her innovative and successful schools in some of Chicago's worst neighborhoods. It's a relief to know that programs like these teachers used didn't fall victim to accusations of cultural imperialism.