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”

Principal as Protector

A principal’s job is to protect his/her students.  However in those rare instances when principals don’t play their role, students suffer. Where do I start? I honestly don’t know where to start with this one.  You hear about it so often that you become numb to it.  Yet daily, there’s some kind of story thatContinue reading “Principal as Protector”

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-“

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.”

The Anti-School Choice Noise

Anti-School Choice: Currently, there is much animus between traditional public-school pundits and advocates of school choice. School choice includes charter schools.  In today’s society, I’m not sure how you can be an anti-school choice advocate. Admittedly, those that oppose and advocate against charter schools have some legitimate concerns. I consider them Anti-School Choice. This postContinue reading “The Anti-School Choice Noise”

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