Tag: COVID-19

Black Students Are Living through a Pandemic and Poverty

The racial disparities in this country are prevalent in the lives of Black students. Many Black students are living through this pandemic and poverty. As much as we continue to want to ignore systemic racism in 2020, we simply can’t.  Racial inequalities in our public education system impact Black students’ ability to survive outside of school. From the early 1900s…

Georgia Parents & Teachers Urge Governor Kemp to Provide Resources to Families!

Dear Governor Kemp; I’m reaching out as a long time Georgia educator with an urgent request for help.  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our children out of the classroom and many families are struggling to get essential educational support in this emergency.  Parents in our great state need help.  They need basic essentials during this pandemic. Take action here for…

Opening Up Schools for Face to Face Learning is a Death Sentence to Black Students and Teachers!

“Public schools are vastly overcrowded and would be a death trap in an uncontrolled pandemic.”  This is a statement I made on our Monday podcast with featured guest, long time Civil Rights and education activist, Dr. Howard Fuller. Reopening schools after the pandemic is under control is still a major concern for fellow teachers and students who are returning to…

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…