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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…

Georgetown Law Study: Black Girls Viewed As Less Innocent Than White Girls

A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled “Let’s Be Honest, Schools Aren’t Safe Space for Black Girls” that further illuminated issues that some people were already aware about, but also generated a visceral response from people that thought the article was inaccurate, overly sensitive, over-exaggerated, and biased. People wanted more proof. Welp. Here’s more proof. Check out the recently…

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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…