New Narrative, Same Failures.

New Narrative, Same Failures. There’s a new narrative being circulated amongst superintendents from failing school districts. Instead of having families focus on the test scores and the glaring failures of their communities, they are attempting to have the public believe that they are educating the whole child. As a parent, the whole child argument goes outContinue reading “New Narrative, Same Failures.”

We Can all Come to the Same Revelation About High Stakes Testing; We Wish it Happened less.

High Stakes Testing. We can all come to the same revelation about high stakes testing; we wish it happened less. To the contrary, high stakes testing drives another narrative that folks don’t want to focus on, and that’s teacher accountability. If a teacher has a student all year, there should be the expectation that theContinue reading “We Can all Come to the Same Revelation About High Stakes Testing; We Wish it Happened less.”

Build Capacity!

When we arrived in Pittsburgh for the State of Black Learning 2019, I immediately assumed that the franchise QB of the Eight Black Hands Podcast, Dr. Charles Cole, would host our live podcast. My role on the podcast is the anarchist. Charles has coined me as “The Dennis Rodman of Education reform.” So, when Charles said,” Bro,Continue reading “Build Capacity!”

The Edupurist Podcast

The “Edupurists” Podcast.  (Click this link for the new podcast)  The Edupurist Podcast focuses on education in its purest form, the truth. The Edupurist podcast will shed light on the many issues that affect Black/Brown families. Each episode will focus on changing the narrative by using education as a catalyst for change. The goal isContinue reading “The Edupurist Podcast”

A School Leader’s Worst Fear!

A School Leader’s Worst Fear! A school leader’s worst fear has to be the passing of a student.  Fortunately, it has never happened on my watch.  However, I have seen school communities destroyed by the loss of students.  There are certain things that school leaders can do to be proactive to ensure the safety ofContinue reading “A School Leader’s Worst Fear!”