Tag: school choice

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,…

A Black Parent’s Perspective on Public Schools

We’re too busy taking parent’s right to choose away that we aren’t listening to their experiences in public schools. “I believe in school choice and I also believe in traditional public education. . . that’s my choice!”, says long time Atlanta advocate, Keisha Spells. Regardless of what a parent decides, we should never be in a position to take their…

These Parents Came to Atlanta to Tell Elizabeth Warren to ‘Stand Down’, Periodt!

POSTED NOV. 22, 2019 IN SCHOOL CHOICE Gather ‘round, peeps, and let me tell y’all a true tale of hope and outrage. Once upon a time, not long ago—September of this year in Houston, Texas, to be exact—the day after an invigorating and empowering rally that gathered hundreds of parents, students and education advocates in MacGregor Park to gear up for…

Derrill Miller Shares the Secret to Operating a Successful School.

The Metro Atlanta area is growing in school innovation with the transformation of failing schools to Charter operated, charter or theme schools. Failing schools are often a result of failed leadership and school operations. School with poor performing operations departments impact teachers and children, especially African American and Latina students.  Many parents of Black and brown children are concerned about…

A Mom’s View: My Son Loves Elizabeth Warren. She Said She Wants to Fix Schools for Kids Like Him But Her New Education Plan Ignores Us!

November is National Family Engagement and to kick of an empowering month for parents, engagement and advocacy for better educational outcomes for our children, I’m featuring the voice of a fellow advocate, activist, educator and am amazing mother, Keri Rodrigues who born in Fulton County. Metro Atlanta parents, I’m looking forward to empowering you this month.  Jason B. AllenJason has…

Family Engagement in Schools Is An Untapped Resource for the Success of Black Boys.

There’s a popular neighborhood saying, “family over everything”, which ironically is quite the opposite of what it actually happening with modern day American families in school Districts across the Nation. Pew Research Center stated in a recent article that “Two parent families are on the decline in America!” This statement is proven by the high rates of divorce, prison entry and death…