Tag: COVID-19

Cutting State Education Funding Doesn’t Help Us to Reopen Schools Safely.

It’s devastating to see our leaders so willing to put our children, teachers, staff members, and our loved ones in harm’s way during the middle of a pandemic. Numbers across the nation are soaring, impacting our seniors, our families, those on the frontlines, and now, our youth. In Georgia, many criticized our governor, including Trump, who disagreed that opening the…

We Simply Cannot Go Back to School As Usual!

Although President Trump and Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos have made it very clear that they are not concerned about disenfranchised and lower income communities returning to overcrowded schools, we must care. We simply can’t ignore the impacts of COVID-19 because the weather is getting warmer or the fact that government officials in high offices aren’t taking it seriously. We…

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,…