We Call Black Boys “Bad” Before they Even Misbehave

Black men like NBA star Jaylen Brown, share similar classroom experiences that  include being told you’re “bad”, “stupid”, or “are going to end up in jail!” Our fears, prejudices and stereotypes we place on Black boys begin as early as Kindergarten and this stunts their creativity, hope and level of success in the classroom. Although there are many stories of…

Is Atlanta A Model for Other School Districts?

Although this response to the recent AJC article discussing the progress of Atlanta Public School is vastly opposite of our typical post, I wanted to show the opposing view by Ed Johnson, advocate for quality in public education, as presented in his urgent open Letter to Charleston County School District Trustees regarding Atlanta Public Schools as model district.  26 April…

Teacher Unions in California Are Not About Children

In reality, people love to say how the West is more progressive than the South. Well, apparently Teacher Unions in Cali didn’t get the message because we’re moving school choice forward in Georgia, while California is being left behind. Teacher Unions in California are a not a solution to the much needed innovation in education. I believe it’s clear like…

Are Atlanta Students Ready To Compete in A Global Market?

Cameron Sublett, Associate Professor of Education at Pepperdine University and David Griffith, Senior Research and Policy Associate at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, are co-authors of a new report and the piece below on How Aligned is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets? Original post: https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/research/how-aligned-career-and-technical-education-local-labor-markets Are Atlanta high school students ready for tomorrow’s job market? Atlanta’s job…

Black Male Teacher Leads Black Boys To Win In STEAM

The Liberty Robotics Teams, also known as Liberty, are Teams 10615A-F in the VEQIQ Robotics Competitions (VEXIQ). The team is an official Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) of Newton County School System of Newton County, Ga., It is made up of about 20 Students enrolled at Liberty Middle School. Black Male Teacher Leads Black Boys To Win In STEAM! The…