After reading the textbook, “The History of Education”, I feel that the term ‘race’ is developed and utilized by theories constructed in the current time of writing. We are all a part of the Human Race, yet it is ‘race’ that separates us. Looking back at our history we can firmly see our growth and in some aspects, our repetition of history. Education is still focusing on numerous aspects involving social, political, physical, and emotional subjects; however, a more holistic, rather than individualistic, approach is taken. Within the reading, race is often related to two divisions: the ‘civilized’ and ‘higher class’ or at the other end of the spectrum, the ‘other’ or ‘lower class’. This is relevant to our current time, as ‘race’ is still produced through ‘othering’ in today’s society. Education in this textbook is determined by religion and class; often restricting ‘races’, such as gender by excluding women from education. At that time of age (1886), excluding women from education was perceived as ‘normal’ because that was how society was constructed. In other words, it was ‘common sense’ that women did not require an education. In this way, teachers were being taught to think in racial terms, due to confining education to the norms of society, and to the Nation’s religious beliefs. Conforming to standards decreases growth and development, which blocks the effectiveness of teaching. Teachers have somewhat of a challenge to go against the grain, of the status quo, and branch off in many directions to further enable learning progress. Race is a barrier society constructs and manipulates as time passes. As of today, teachers still face the concept of race, but look how far we have come; women can gain an education. Though we still have a long way to go! As future teachers, we have the opportunity to change the construction of ‘race’ in society, to increase the fulfillment of education, in all members of the Human Race.