Tag: school closings

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…

The Impact of School Closings on Families and Communities and What We Can Do About It

School closings are difficult for communities, families and educators. Nationwide, we have seen major cities, rural counties and towns make the decision to close schools. One challenge that seems to be consistent in this situation is that stakeholders, educators and elected leaders are not on the same page. When the decision to close schools are on the table, we have…