Tag: public education

Black Students Want Opportunities that Enhance Their Postsecondary Educational Outcomes, Not More Equity Talk!

Postsecondary success for Black students is a long time issue. Public school districts continue to recreate the same type of programs to incentive paths for post graduation for Black students that don’t render success. Realistically speaking, the programs can’t render success if Black students aren’t graduating as they should.  Preparing Black students for college or post secondary options becomes even…

We Don’t Give a [email protected] About Equity Initiatives Without Intentional Investment in Black Kids!

Closed mouths don’t get fed. That’s why fellow Chicago activist, Natasha Dunn, and I recently demanded that Chicago Public Schools adopt our Black Student Achievement Task Force to serve as a liaison between the district and our community—a thought partner and accountability arm in addressing and effectively mitigating obstacles facing our kids in schools. And guess what? After meeting with the Chief…

Wake Up America! Black Children In Low Income Communities Are Being Negatively Impacted by Gentrification.

In this country we turn a blind eye to a lot of the challenges Black children face. Unfortunately, many of these challenges begin in failing schools primarily located in lower income communities. In Atlanta, there are a lot of questions and conversations about the state of public education for Black children and school closures . In order for us to…

Harriet Didn’t Free Blacks for Our Children to Be Failed in Schools!

As EdLanta continues to focus in on National Family Engagement Month through our advocacy for better educational outcomes for Black children. Please read this op-ed, “With Public Education, We Must Stop Placing Blame and Look in the Mirror!”, written by Kamaria Finch, founder of Harriet Tubman Charter School in Atlanta, Georgia.   Our nation is ablaze with political debates surrounding education,…