In the early morning of Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 Donald Trump was elected to the office of the President of the United State of America. And while slightly less than half of the US electorate awoke to a triumphant victory, many more rolled out of bed in despair. Parents who put their daughters to bed… Read More What Will You Tell Your Kids?
The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician -Louis Armstrong In August of 2005 Hurricane Katrina decimated the city of New Orleans, Louisiana . Thousands died. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were ravaged. Entire communities were destroyed. And as the city came together to bury their dead and begin rebuilding their lives,… Read More The Silent Storm in New Orleans: Charter Schools
“No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.” Former Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan once called Detroit, Michigan “ground zero” for… Read More Why Detroit Students Don’t Go to School
“Reducing the concentration of disadvantage is crucial… it is virtually impossible for any teacher and any school, no matter how good and dedicated they are, to provide effective instruction in the presence of a student population composed of 80% of students who have limited language skills, have experienced traumatic events and live in precarious living… Read More Queens and the Most Diverse Schools in the World
You know, you don’t see with your eyes you see with your brain and the more words your brain has the more things you can see ― KRS-One The Bronx is often talked about as the ‘forgotten borough’. But if you ever took the time to check it out you’d come to realize that it’s as lively… Read More Reading Scores in the Poorest U.S. District