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Our Children Were Born For This

As we commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I am featuring the voices of my students. These students are the children Dr. King wrote about in his writings on education that our children were born for this. On his 90th birthday celebration, the challenges Dr. King spoke about are still relevant. Immigration and poverty impact how children learn…

Hell No, We Have No Choice!

Let’s be clear, if we don’t change our educational system it’s going to slowly merge itself into the prison system. So hell no, we have no choice but to advocate for school choice and better educational outcomes for all children. Our children cannot succeed if their choice is taken from them. If we don’t advocate, policy makers will continue to…

Turning “RISK” into Promise is Possible!

There’s a new charter school coming to Metro Atlanta that is focused on giving boys of color a chance. The school will be turning RISK into promise! The academy is focused on college and career preparation. AIT Prep is looking to serve families in the Cobb and Douglas County Area. One innovative thing about the school is that it will be…

Receiving a Diploma Is a Milestone No Child Should Miss

Are children excited about graduation anymore? I remember the excitement at each transition period during school. My 5th grade and 8th grade promotion ceremonies were instrumental milestones of my educational journey. These moments helped build my interest in achieving graduation from high school. Since I have returned to the classroom to teach, my goal is to create this same excitement…

Is Public Education Fulfilling Its Purpose?

In 1947, Dr.King addressed in a short essay, “The Purpose of Education!” After reading Dr. King’s short essay on education his question to me feels even more relevant now than ever. “Is education fulfilling its purpose?” Dr. King urged Americans to work harder to ensure that all children, innocent souls, have a fair and equitable opportunity to learn in order for them…

We Spend Money Everywhere but Still Won’t Invest In Public Schools

It’s true!  Americans spend money on clothes, cars and even our cats but won’t invest in public schools. A question even the millennials are asking, why aren’t we investing more in schools? More dollars are invested in prisons for Black boys than classrooms!  Black boys are more likely to attend schools with teachers who aren’t prepared to educate them. Schools with…