Month: July 2017

Silencing Stakeholders Closes Schools

It’s Election Season! We must remember as we prepare to go to the polls the schools we “praised” for thriving and helping scholars reach success and how they became “failing” schools that have been closed due to low enrollment, funding, resources and support. It’s time we put the right leaders in place who won’t displace and disrespect our children, communities…

The Challenges of Undocumented Youth Is Our Story!

In America, there are millions of undocumented immigrant families. One would think that ensuring citizenship would be viable for our economic development however, the root of race is based on domination, power and control. It appears as if we accept the labor and contribution of immigrants within this country; but, our country isn’t willing and progressively working to provide citizenship…

GeorgiaCAN is Raising Up Educational Advocacy!

GeorgiaCAN is saying yes we can to Georgia Educators, Advocates, parents, students and stakeholders. The work of Dekalb Educational and GeorgiaCan Advocate, Danielle Stewart is getting more Dekalb County parents on the move for college and career readiness success through her College Prep and Connect Clinic. “We cannot keep complaining about what our school Districts aren’t doing when we aren’t…

Randi, Don’t Exploit Racism to Keep Black Kids From Learning

I’ve heard it all before…and hearing it now still doesn’t change the idea that racism has been exploited to block educational reform. Randi Weingarten’s recent claim that the charter school movement drives segregation and is built on racism is almost like saying that Brown vs. the Board of Education didn’t happen because of the same antics happening in traditional public…

I Am Not Here for Atlanta’s Whitewashing of Historic Black and Brown Communities and Schools

Is Atlanta whitewashing historic Black and Brown communities and schools? Many Black Atlanta natives and transplants¬†would say yes. In the late 60’s and 70’s, Atlanta saw what is called “White Flight,” where white citizens living inside the city limits began to leave¬†as Black and other minority groups became homeowners in the city. This lead to the development of Black built…