Arresting parents won’t improve education, but equity will ?>

Arresting parents won’t improve education, but equity will

The education system in America says all children matter, which should mean black, brown and poor children as well.  But when parents and students of color and low income speak out for their education and start to ask questions about their educational rights, school district policy, accountability regarding finances and personnel and safety, then all of a sudden all children do not matter. Suddenly the rights of the adults in the school district becomes what matter the most in education….

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Empowered parents, don’t believe the hype about testing ?>

Empowered parents, don’t believe the hype about testing

If you are a parent with children in primary or secondary schools then you may be familiar with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the second largest teacher’s union in the United States. If you are a Black or low income parent in particular, then I would encourage you to pay special attention to the political games AFT plays to keep accountability out of the classroom. The AFT is on an aggressive track to totally mislead us about the important…

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Teachers Unions Should Listen to Parents, Not Marketing Firms ?>

Teachers Unions Should Listen to Parents, Not Marketing Firms

Solutions for parents to public education’s many inequities require real talk in real time. But you won’t find real talk in the new National Education Association (NEA) messaging. A recently leaked document indicates the NEA, the nation’s largest organization representing teachers, wishes to minimize the struggle for those most in need of access to a quality education by putting a kinder, gentler spin on critical issues that affect academic and life success. I am part of that struggle, like so…

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