Month: June 2017

Betsy Devos doesn't hold states accountable.

Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Give a Damn About Your Kid’s Civil Rights

Politicians, principals, teachers, and parents have to work together to create schools that are inclusive and safe for all students, and protects their civil rights. The Department of Education is failing to make this commitment. The NY Times recently reported that an official memo released by the Department of Education’s revealed that the department is cutting back on the number of civil rights…

We Must Lift Every Voice! #AdvocacyMatters

“If you let a person talk long enough, you’ll hear their true intentions! Listen twice, speak once.” – Tupac Shakur  Over the last couple of years in Atlanta, advocacy has been demonized and labeled as a bad thing. One contributing factor to this is that some parents and community stakeholders are using advocacy to “agitate” the system for personal glorification. How…

No Where to Go! The Struggle of Muslim Students in American Schools

I’m not Muslim, but I understand how they feel. As a Black male in America, I’m often the victim of stereotypes—a public menace, criminal, thug and the countless other assumptions that are accompanied with being Black in America. The issue is, stereotypes are mostly negative and portray something or someone negatively. It’s time that we address the unfair, biases that are…

Miseducating Students and Disengaging Families

Many school Districts across the Nation are working to wrap their hands around innovative and effective ways to engage communities and families that they serve. Here are some ways to innovative engage stakeholders and common issues faced with engagement. Teachers play a critical role in educating our students and also engaging our families. However, teachers and the Parent Liaison can’t…

Sade Dike author of The Rubric Book

She Earned $250K In Scholarships. Now She Wants to Tell You How to Do the Same.

Sade Dike is changing the landscape of college affordability for thousands of high school students across the country by providing “The Rubric.” She knows from experience. She amassed over $250,000 in scholarships. We’ve observed similar success stories that have gone viral in recent years: Deonte Bridges, the valedictorian from Booker T. Washington High School here in Atlanta, earning over $1 million in scholarships; Ariana Alexander in Chicago…

Millennial Charter Leaders are Changing the Game!

Millennial leaders are thriving in Education around Metro Atlanta proving that the Black and Brown communities are very much connected to and involved in school choice. It’s refreshing to see young, Black educators in positions of leadership and influence helping change the course of our children’s learning. Davion Lewis is the incoming Executive Director at Latin College Prep Charter School in East Point…

Does Equity in Education Really Exist?

“Education must not simply teach work, it must teach life.+- W.E.B. DuBois  We should have equality in all our schools. Equity allows all students to be treated the same and having access to highly enriched educational resources. Education is life building, not simply passing a test and building good academic data. in 2017, we must ask ourselves what equity in education truly looks like…