Underpaid: Dear Teachers, you are revered. Having been adjacent to the classroom for several years, I know first-hand the job’s stress. Often you work in districts that are cash strapped. Having to take what little money you do make to buy supplies for your students. I know some teachers that often forfeit their lunch soContinue reading “Open Letter to Teachers”
TCRWPBS If I told you about my frustrations with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWPBS), you wouldn’t believe me. First, you would think I was making it up. Unfortunately, I am not making it up. This curriculum isn’t in the best interest of Black and Brown kids. As a result of my willingness toContinue reading “TCRWPBS”
This dark horse list is a continuation of the initial ed sec list. The next president’s Ed sec will shape education for years to come.
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. 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.”
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.”