Month: April 2017

Who’s Left Behind? The American Achievement Gap

“Everyone I talk to really shares my sense of urgency that we have to do better for our children. We’re fighting for our country here.” – Arne Duncan We are fighting for our children and the sustainability of our country in what seems like a losing battle. The achievement gap continues to grow while more schools are being closed and…

An Open Door Half Closed: The Challenges of Politics in Education

“I have realized why corrupt politicians do nothing to improve the quality of public school education. They are terrified of educated voters!” – Miriam  In 2005 at the Make Poverty History rally in London’s Trafalgar Square , Nelson Mandela gave a powerful speech calling on world leaders to make poverty a part of history, not to take it into generations moving forward.…

Lessons Educators Can Learn from “The War at Morehouse”

Morehouse College has been a bedrock of West Atlanta for the last one hundred years. It is revered for its rigorous academic program, and has served as the inception for numerous Black men that have made countless contributions to our society. Which is why my recent read of Michael Harriot’s “The War at Morehouse” (a MUST read) was both illuminating and disheartening. Even as an HBCU…