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Ordinary Brilliance

School systems are failing Black children and dominant discourse has inadequately addressed why failure persists. In addition to that, normalized anti-Black expectations of failure embedded into our school systems have conditioned us to regard Black brilliance as exceptional, rare and by no means ordinary. Ordinary Brilliance reclaims the brilliance of Black children as common, normal, and simply ordinary. Ordinary Brilliance analyzes celebrated and acclaimed practices and policies in education that have yet to deliver on their promise of equitable outcomes for Black children. We believe that Black children deserve high-quality instruction from teachers that believe in their ordinary, not exceptional, brilliance. Designed to provoke thought, dialogue, and action, this series will help educators across the globe to envision and create Black liberation in our classrooms and schools. Our goal is to help cultivate a sense of belonging and make listeners feel like they are pioneers in this with us/ are OG members of the Ordinary Brilliance (OB) fam!