Essay on Dr. Bettina Love Book: We Want to More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom
Respond to these questions based on the book above in a basic essay format: introduction, body, and conclusion. A numbered list of responses is not
1) Identify and describe 2 or more critiques Dr. Love has of the U.S schooling system.
2) Identify and describe the principles of abolitionist teaching and how they could address her critiques of public schools.
3) What theories could a teacher (or you as a future teacher) use to implement Dr. Love’s principles of abolitionist teaching? How could those theories inspire
2 concrete actions or practices to use in the classroom or school?
To support your points:
provide specific examples or evidence from the text. This includes historical information, data, or her personal narrative.
use short quotes that support or demonstrate a point (with page numbers in parenthesis).
Note on use of quotes:
choose short quotes that support or demonstrate a point (with page numbers in parenthesis).
for a short essay, about 4 short quotes is adequate;
use short 1-3 line quotes (half-page quotes are not acceptable); ALWAYS explain the quote in your own words;
make sure the quote is accurate. Quote accuracy is critical!;
Essay will be 3-4 pages (No less than 2.75 and no more than 4.5 pages)
1” margins all around
12 point font
Submit .docx or .doc documents. Do not submit a google drive link.
Feel free to use the following words in your essay to introduce ideas and points: argues, proposes, and describes. For example, “Love argues that….”