NCC 2019

This past weekend we were invited to the annual convening held by the National Charter Collaborative 2019 (NCC 2019). The Story: Historically single site charter schools “Mom and Pop” charter schools have been over sequenced by CMO’s (Charter Management Organizations) with multiple sites. Moreover, the support rendered to leaders of color has been non-existent. ForContinue reading “NCC 2019”

Open Letter to Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig

Why the School Choice Hate? Dear Dr. Vasquez Heilig, I hope this open letter finds you at your best. I thought about the many different ways to convey this message, and I finally settled on writing you an open letter. I know you’re busy these days, eradicating the privatization of public education, as well asContinue reading “Open Letter to Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig”

Teach for America is not the Enemy, Bad Schools are!

Teach4America is not the Enemy. Teach for America is not the enemy; bad schools are! Why is it so taboo to say we have a failing school system nationwide? Especially for Black and Latinx students. It’s as if we are always looking for a scapegoat instead of admitting and fixing the real problems in education.Continue reading “Teach for America is not the Enemy, Bad Schools are!”

New York City Specialized High School -BS-

The commitment to diversity in New York Specialized High School is B-S.  These students deserve better.  They deserve our attention. If this latest Varsity Blues scandal combined with the abysmal acceptance rates of Black students in New York Specialized High Schools isn’t a wake-up call, what is? Varsity Blues Scandal. In light of the VarsityContinue reading “New York City Specialized High School -BS-“

Stop Blaming Charter Schools for Schools Failing.

Let’s, please stop blaming charter schools for school failure.  I know we’re easy targets, but I assure you that education is just outright bad for PoC. Pundits that are anti-charter school/ anti-school choice have stated: “Black and LatinX parents aren’t smart enough to choose schools for their children.” To the individuals that are shaming these parentsContinue reading “Stop Blaming Charter Schools for Schools Failing.”