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Courts Are Failing Children on the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education ?>

Courts Are Failing Children on the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education

“The people in this country whose job is to even the scales of justice cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the injustice being done mostly to children of color and marginalized communities every day in America’s schools. The Constitution does not end at the schoolhouse door.”  I address my concerns as a Black mom in my post republished from Huffpost BlackVoices.  You can find me on Twitter @RealTalkGwenS. ***** As a mother of color, I have long looked to American courts to right wrongs…

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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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