Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh!  Below is an excerpt from Brother El-Mekki’s speech at a school choice protest in Pittsburgh.  This is one of those once in a lifetime speeches, that can galvanize the school choice movement.  I’m happy that I was there to capture it.  Below: El-Mekki Live from Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh. 00:05 special interest group you know weContinue reading “Pittsburgh!”

Charter School Caps are Discriminatory (Period)

Charter School Caps are Discriminatory (period). All over the country, we are starting to hear more talk about capping school choice for the families that need it the most. Charter school caps are straight-up racists. Black and Latinx folks have long come to terms that K-12 education at its current state will not allow us to competeContinue reading “Charter School Caps are Discriminatory (Period)”

Diane “21 Savage” Ravitch

Diane “21 Savage” Ravitch. Diane ” 21 Savage” Ravitch in her most recent blog post states, “To understand the charter industry, you must appreciate that it is driven by extremely wealthy people and has no grassroots.” Ms. Ravitch’s assertion that the charter school industry is not a grassroots movement couldn’t be further from the truth.Continue reading “Diane “21 Savage” Ravitch”

Open Letter to Senator Sanders Re: Charter Schools

Open Letter to Senator Sanders. Dear Senator Sanders, I get it. You are behind in the polls, and things are seemingly impossible. Senator Sanders, the magic in the bottle that you once had has escaped the bottle. Therefore, in desperation, you have to go out on edge to separate yourself from the other Democratic CandidatesContinue reading “Open Letter to Senator Sanders Re: Charter Schools”

NCC 2019

This past weekend we were invited to the annual convening held by the National Charter Collaborative 2019 (NCC 2019). The Story: Historically single site charter schools “Mom and Pop” charter schools have been over sequenced by CMO’s (Charter Management Organizations) with multiple sites. Moreover, the support rendered to leaders of color has been non-existent. ForContinue reading “NCC 2019”

Open Letter to Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig

Why the School Choice Hate? Dear Dr. Vasquez Heilig, I hope this open letter finds you at your best. I thought about the many different ways to convey this message, and I finally settled on writing you an open letter. I know you’re busy these days, eradicating the privatization of public education, as well asContinue reading “Open Letter to Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig”

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