YA Book Suggestions

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by Christi Tuit, Laura DeJong, and Justine Keuning-LaFrence As a school counselor, an ELA teacher, and a school librarian, we have always used books to help students connect to fictional characters in order to learn things about themselves. We have found that stories can help us to see truths that are hard to face and […]

Christian Schools and the Issue of Race

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I grew up in a very white area of West Michigan. I went to Christian schools my whole life, including Calvin College. Most of the non-white students I came into contact with on a daily basis had been adopted by white families. And though I had almost no experience with anyone who was different from […]

Race Relations in an Evangelical and a Catholic High School

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Race Relations in an Evangelical and a Catholic High School

  One of the most frequent charges brought against faith-based schools is that they are divisive to society and foster intolerance. Such claims are made despite a growing body of research evidence to the contrary—evidence that has been available for decades. In the past twenty years, several highly regarded studies have noted that private schools, […]