Tag: school choice

Black Parents Must Be Engaged in School Turnaround

It never fails. Each school year we start strong with family engagement, only to be left asking, where are the parents? As inner-city teachers, each school year we get excited about welcoming our new families. However, it’s hard to avoid the realization that it will be the last time we see or hear from the majority of the parents. Unfortunately,…

A Growing Voice for Change in Atlanta.

Ed Chang, Executive Director of redefinED atlanta says it’s time for Atlanta stakeholders to join together and help redefine education in Atlanta. Last month we featured Roland Martin and several groups in Atlanta, including BOOK, to help ensure that children not finding successful educational outcomes, particularly Black and Brown children, do. This work connects to the One Atlanta vision and…

Black Men in Atlanta Are Pushing School Choice Forward

Black men in Atlanta are pushing School Choice forward for our children. Below is a letter from David Mitchell, a Black male charter school advocate in Atlanta and founder of an organization that is leading parents and communities to be able to provide better educational outcomes for our children.  Greetings Supporters & Partners of BOOK, We are excited to launch…

BOOK Gives Boost to School Choice in Atlanta

It’s no secret. Atlanta may be home of the Civil Rights Movement, but we still have work to do to have equitable public education! Educational advocate depend on organizations to support school choice and quality public schools for all children. One organization, dedicated to energizing stakeholders about the Quality Schools Movement, is resurfacing in metro Atlanta. BOOK Gives Boost to School…

Hell No, We Have No Choice!

Let’s be clear, if we don’t change our educational system it’s going to slowly merge itself into the prison system. So hell no, we have no choice but to advocate for school choice and better educational outcomes for all children. Our children cannot succeed if their choice is taken from them. If we don’t advocate, policy makers will continue to…

All in the Family! Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

“We believe that all parents should have choice in regards to the type of educational program that is being offered in their community!”  Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is a groundbreaking charter school in Atlanta. I would attribute this to the involvement of families in the development and operations of the schools. ANCS is what I call a true, community based…