Teach for America is not the Enemy, Bad Schools are!

Teach4America is not the Enemy. Teach for America is not the enemy; bad schools are! Why is it so taboo to say we have a failing school system nationwide? Especially for Black and Latinx students. It’s as if we are always looking for a scapegoat instead of admitting and fixing the real problems in education.Continue reading “Teach for America is not the Enemy, Bad Schools are!”

New York City Specialized High School -BS-

The commitment to diversity in New York Specialized High School is B-S.  These students deserve better.  They deserve our attention. If this latest Varsity Blues scandal combined with the abysmal acceptance rates of Black students in New York Specialized High Schools isn’t a wake-up call, what is? Varsity Blues Scandal. In light of the VarsityContinue reading “New York City Specialized High School -BS-“

Respect Teachers.

Respect Teachers. Nowadays, we make a lot of excuses for our students and their behaviors. We rationalize for their mistakes. Others blame generational trauma and a lack of quality education to help others understand there’s a need for help. Schools bring in wraparound services to help mitigate the trauma experienced by these students: more socialContinue reading “Respect Teachers.”

Stop Blaming Charter Schools for Schools Failing.

Let’s, please stop blaming charter schools for school failure.  I know we’re easy targets, but I assure you that education is just outright bad for PoC. Pundits that are anti-charter school/ anti-school choice have stated: “Black and LatinX parents aren’t smart enough to choose schools for their children.” To the individuals that are shaming these parentsContinue reading “Stop Blaming Charter Schools for Schools Failing.”

From Grandparents to Primary Care Givers.

From Grandparents to Primary Care Givers. When you reach the stage of a grandparent, your role is different from that of the parent. You’ve raised your kids, hopefully in a manner that makes them responsible. No one warned you of the possibility that you’d go from grandparents to primary caregivers. One day, far in theContinue reading “From Grandparents to Primary Care Givers.”

Successes and Failures of Success Academy.

Successes and Failures of Success Academy. Any great school has its successes and failures.  I’m not saying we need to pick on everything that happens in every school, but when something does happen, we can’t stay quiet. Full Disclosure. I root for Success Academy like its no one’s business. As a charter school leader whoContinue reading “Successes and Failures of Success Academy.”

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