Tag: Atlanta

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…

Engaging Families and Communities Can’t All Be About the Photo Op, It Has to Be Intentional and Actually Mean Something

In order for schools to respect all families, they must be informed, trained and intentional about engaging all families and the communities they serve. Engagement can’t be centered solely on federal requirements and money. Education leaders have to go beyond photo opportunities and policy and parental involvement checklists to truly connect with families. In an effort to positively change school environment…

Nashville Has Been Losing Blacks to Atlanta for Decades and It Must Stop

Maybe it’s because of cheering the tragic Falcons in Super Bowl 51. Maybe it’s because I just discovered EdLANTA—my new favorite education blog. Whatever it is, this lifelong Nashvillian has been forced to unpack my connection to and numerous networks within the city of Atlanta and think about the mass exodus to Atlanta from Nashville. That’s right, every day hundreds…