chapter  50
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Teaching in the Undertow: Resisting the Pull of Schooling-as-Usual


As a child, I was amazed by the ocean. I remember being awed as I looked out at the vast expanse of blue-green water off the South Carolina coast. And I recall the cautionary words my mother used each time I tried to wade in deeper than my waist: “Be careful of the undertow,” she’d say.