Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace Lisa Delpit

The Skin that We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom

Exploring the connections between language, race, identity, and school success, The Skin That We Speak’s thirteen essays delve into how speakers of “nonstandard” English —mostly varieties of African-American dialects, or Ebonics —view themselves, how schools have often perpetuated the educational inequities of African American and other children, and how educators can create the best frameworks to honor students’ language and

Horace: Lisa Delpit Published: June 10, 2003 By: Jill Davidson, Lisa Delpit Topics: Classroom Culture