As Black Educators, Will America Include Us?

During this past school year, I took eight minutes out of each lesson to address social justice and the realities of being Black and brown citizens in America facing an evergoing battle for diversity, equity, and inclusion. They won’t get realistic, real-life messages of struggles Black Americans have faced from the ’80s until now. Most public education systems don’t have…

We Need White Allies To Not Remain Silent in These Times!

“Please Be Brave’ — Amid Pain and Fear“, states Kira Tookes, educational advocate and sister in the movement. She shares here words in this article originally posted by the 74! even in the midst of COVID19 and the racial atrocities happening across America, Kira finds hope that ally-ship and commitment to justice can create a new reality for our students…

Instead of Blaming Black Parents, We Should be Empowering Them!

Family engagement isn’t a best practice that enough public schools are using effectively. Teachers are conditioned, not trained, to simply move the “paperwork” for compliance. The issue is family engagement is only important because of the Title I money associated with it.  In education equity conversations, I hear a lot of educators state that parents are the problem. Quite honestly,…