If people wonder what is contributing to the growing number of homeschoolers in America, a phenomenon we especially see growing in the Black community, stories like this should help them to understand. While I can’t imagine my three white children sitting in a classroom with a white nationalist , I can’t pretend to understand the… Continue reading Florida Teacher Outed for Secret Life as White Nationalist, Removed From Classroom
Tufts Health Plan paid for 260 Providence high school students to attend a screening of the film Black Panther as part of the Black Panther Challenge. The challenge is a national movement that was organized to help urban youth see this film that represents their first opportunity to see a superhero movie with a cast… Continue reading Providence Students React to Seeing Black Panther
While it’s true that we currently have no power at home and it’s cold and dark (though blissfully quiet I might add), I’m confident that my ornery feelings about the upcoming Oscars have nothing to do with the nor’easter and everything to do with the hypocrisy that will inevitably be front and center Sunday night.… Continue reading Save It, Hollywood. You Profit Way Too Much From Gun Violence To Lecture the Rest of Us About It
We are in the midst of a nor’easter and while many who live in other places are getting loads of snow, here in northern Rhode Island we are getting heavy rain and wind. Anyone who knows me well can likely predict that I am working and writing from home today, still in my pajamas, with… Continue reading It’s Friday And The Moms Say What?
A text from CVS that my prescription is ready for pick up. A text from the school to remind me about a fundraiser at Chili’s later this week. An email to let me know that my youngest’s son school lunch account balance has dropped to $1.20. A reminder about the next orthodontist appointment. A text… Continue reading How Many Texts, Alerts, and Emails Can One Mom Handle?
This Store Listened, Reflected and Took Action It didn’t take a change in law for Dick’s Sporting Goods to change course when it comes to their sale of firearms. They watched a tragedy unfold before their eyes, listened to students (on the topic of gun violence, and made a decision to do things differently.… Continue reading Dick’s Sporting Goods Gets an A and the Washington Post Gets an F
West Virginia is in an educational crisis right now with a statewide teacher strike now in its 4th day. Schools in all 55 counties are closed and while teachers descend on the capital, hold signs, and advocate for more pay, parents are scrambling to find childcare so that they can continue to work. The state… Continue reading Statewide Teachers’ Strike in West Virginia Keeps 275,000 Students Home From School for 4 Days and Counting
When Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza was recently shouted down by the city’s teachers throughout the entirety of his state of the city address, he was forced to answer some questions about the current status of negotiations between his administration and the Providence Teachers’ Union. Anyone in the chamber that night— or watching from home as… Continue reading Providence Mayor Elorza Wants a Transformational Contract for Teachers — Here’s What It Should Look Like
By Shawnta Barnes When it comes to movies, I’m a Netflix and chill kind of girl. I typically watch movies after all the spoilers have appeared online. My husband, on the other hand, wants to be in the movie theater the weekend a film is released. What typically happens is my husband goes to the… Continue reading We Need Wakandan Principles in Our Society Today
By Zachary Wright By last December, the fall of my ninth year of teaching high school, I had been observed by teacher coaches, visitors from educational non-profit organizations, principals and assistant principals, no fewer than 15 times. Each visit resulted in formal observation ratings, and feedback on specific areas of my teaching strengths as well… Continue reading I’ve Taught in a School With Zero Accountability, It’s Terrible