Month: October 2017

Schedule Conflict

Who controls school scheduling? Many would think that with us being in the technology era, school District leaders across the state would be able to collaborate more effectively around school scheduling. Take this real life scenario for example. Mrs. Baker works in Clayton County and her husband works in Alabama. They live in Douglas County and their children go to…

High Risks Test Stakes Kill Schools

The Georgia ESSA plan is simply something Governor Deal and Superintendent Woods won’t agree on. Gov. Deal strongly believes in high stakes testing which heavily influenced the Atlanta cheating scandals and other scandals across the State in recent years. “Deal is not alone in his fears Georgia may be moving to a less ambitious accountability system that gives schools a…

Entangled Power Struggles

Accountability and sustainability of schools lies in the hands of the educational leaders who carry out the vision. One of the key factors in the school turn around progress is a partnership. In order for any public traditional or public charter school to achieve success, the leaders must understand their roles and work within them. Of course there are various circumstances…

A Message from Dove to Black Families

In a recent ad published by Dove, a message to Black families and viewers across the world about the old American tale that white skin is clean and black skin is dirty was sent without intent. As Dove has issued official statements regarding the ad, the perceived message has already been placed in he minds of many viewers, regardless of…

Shout Out to Principals #ThankAPrincipal

The National PTA has reminded us that it is time to #ThankAPrincipal ! Take a moment to take former and current Principals for all the great work they do to build, lead and support schools. A Principal has to be someone who can effective support a group of Educators, scholars, parents and communities as the leader of their community school. In…

There Are No Children at the Door

Atlanta is beginning to see the results of gentrification in Historic Black communities. Since the early 2000’s the focus on removing affordable housing projects in communities, school closings, the cheating scandal and poor educational and government leadership have turned once thriving African-American based communities to now dying communities. Now dying communities due to the lack of affordable housing, closing schools,…