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…

School Choice protest

Dear NAACP, Don’t Talk About Equality, Be About It!

Don’t get me wrong, as a member of the NAACP, former youth & college division leader, founder of the my college chapter and liaison between local schools to the ACTSO competition, I believe in the local, regional and national work of NAACP leaders. The NAACP has gotten it wrong about charter schools. The recent call for a moratorium on all charter…

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…