Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh!  Below is an excerpt from Brother El-Mekki’s speech at a school choice protest in Pittsburgh.  This is one of those once in a lifetime speeches, that can galvanize the school choice movement.  I’m happy that I was there to capture it.  Below: El-Mekki Live from Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh. 00:05 special interest group you know weContinue reading “Pittsburgh!”

Urban Dove Charter School

Urban Dove. Urban Dove Charter School, a sort of 2nd chance charter school for students that fail the 9th grade, is currently experiencing a type of racism that no one wants to discuss. The Orthodox Jewish folks in Crown Heights Brooklyn does not wish to this school with its demographics in their neighborhood. A recentlyContinue reading “Urban Dove Charter School”

Charter School Caps are Discriminatory (Period)

Charter School Caps are Discriminatory (period). All over the country, we are starting to hear more talk about capping school choice for the families that need it the most. Charter school caps are straight-up racists. Black and Latinx folks have long come to terms that K-12 education at its current state will not allow us to competeContinue reading “Charter School Caps are Discriminatory (Period)”

Diane “21 Savage” Ravitch

Diane “21 Savage” Ravitch. Diane ” 21 Savage” Ravitch in her most recent blog post states, “To understand the charter industry, you must appreciate that it is driven by extremely wealthy people and has no grassroots.” Ms. Ravitch’s assertion that the charter school industry is not a grassroots movement couldn’t be further from the truth.Continue reading “Diane “21 Savage” Ravitch”

Open Letter to Senator Sanders Re: Charter Schools

Open Letter to Senator Sanders. Dear Senator Sanders, I get it. You are behind in the polls, and things are seemingly impossible. Senator Sanders, the magic in the bottle that you once had has escaped the bottle. Therefore, in desperation, you have to go out on edge to separate yourself from the other Democratic CandidatesContinue reading “Open Letter to Senator Sanders Re: Charter Schools”