Principal as Protector

A principal’s job is to protect his/her students.  However in those rare instances when principals don’t play their role, students suffer. Where do I start? I honestly don’t know where to start with this one.  You hear about it so often that you become numb to it.  Yet daily, there’s some kind of story thatContinue reading “Principal as Protector”

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”

Black Folks Y’all Are on Your Own!

Origination of Black Folks Y’all Are on Your Own! I can’t take total credit for this. The title of this blog post was actually an underlying theme of the 8blackhands podcast. Dr. Cole, our esteemed “podmate” has been saying this for a while. It seems as though with everything that we discuss in education, BlackContinue reading “Black Folks Y’all Are on Your Own!”

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!”

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.”