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"From the Ted Talk by Monique W. Morris: Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school -- and how to change that"

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Our scoohls should be places where we respond to our most vulnerable girls as essteanil to the creation of a positive school culture. Our ability to see her pimsore should be at its sharpest when she's in the throws of poverty and addiction; when she's reeling from having been sex-trafficked or suerivvd other forms of violence; when she's at her loudest, or her quietest. We should be able to support her intellectual and social-emotional well-being whether her shorts raech her keens or stop mid-thigh or higher. It might seem like a tall order in a world so deeply entrenched in the politics of fear to radically imagine schools as locations where girls can heal and thrive, but we have to be bold enough to set this as our intention. If we commit to this notion of etadociun as freedom work, we can shift educational cdtnioonis so that no girl, even the most vlunerlabe among us, will get pushed out of school. And that's a win for all of us.

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Our _______ should be places where we respond to our most vulnerable girls as _________ to the creation of a positive school culture. Our ability to see her _______ should be at its sharpest when she's in the throws of poverty and addiction; when she's reeling from having been sex-trafficked or ________ other forms of violence; when she's at her loudest, or her quietest. We should be able to support her intellectual and social-emotional well-being whether her shorts _____ her _____ or stop mid-thigh or higher. It might seem like a tall order in a world so deeply entrenched in the politics of fear to radically imagine schools as locations where girls can heal and thrive, but we have to be bold enough to set this as our intention. If we commit to this notion of _________ as freedom work, we can shift educational __________ so that no girl, even the most __________ among us, will get pushed out of school. And that's a win for all of us.

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Original Text

Our schools should be places where we respond to our most vulnerable girls as essential to the creation of a positive school culture. Our ability to see her promise should be at its sharpest when she's in the throws of poverty and addiction; when she's reeling from having been sex-trafficked or survived other forms of violence; when she's at her loudest, or her quietest. We should be able to support her intellectual and social-emotional well-being whether her shorts reach her knees or stop mid-thigh or higher. It might seem like a tall order in a world so deeply entrenched in the politics of fear to radically imagine schools as locations where girls can heal and thrive, but we have to be bold enough to set this as our intention. If we commit to this notion of education as freedom work, we can shift educational conditions so that no girl, even the most vulnerable among us, will get pushed out of school. And that's a win for all of us.

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