My friend and fellow education focused mama, Gwen Samuel, has organized a very important event tomorrow in Hartford, Connecticut. Gwen is the founder of the Connecticut Parents’ Union and she and her organization have been organizing a multi-pronged response to the realization that Black and Brown children are being denied access to magnet schools in… Continue reading Forum Tomorrow in Hartford on The True Cost of Integration in Connecticut
It’s not news that I’m no fan of Massachusetts senator, Elizabeth Warren. Her total and complete reversal on education policy, perfectly timed with her decision to enter politics, makes her an unacceptable candidate for me, as an education voter. I found her claim of Native American heritage a bit off-putting but never took the time… Continue reading Hey Liz, You Have Not Lived One 1/1024th the Struggles of Native American Students in America
BRIDGEPORT, CT — Members of the Connecticut Parents Union will hold a demonstration today outside of the Brien McMahon Federal Building in Bridgeport to support LaShawn Robinson, plaintiff in the case of Robinson v. Wentzel. Robinson v. Wentzell, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, challenges the Connecticut State Department… Continue reading Media Alert: Connecticut Parents Union Rallies at Court House to Oppose Empty Seats in Magnet Schools
The thought has crossed my mind a lot, I should take some time off. But I think about, ‘I need to be there for the students. Meet Sylvester Morris, a math teacher from Texas who has never missed a day of school in his 24 years teaching close to 4,000 students.
It’s a new day but alas, the political hysteria remains the same. We have another story of an educator, this time a principal in North Carolina, acting a little crazy and again, the district was quick in responding and dealing with the unthinking—and arguably irrational—staffer. Students were asked to wear patriotic themed garb for the… Continue reading Principal Loses Job for Making Student Remove Trump Jersey at School Football Game
By Kojo Asamoa-Caeser Today was a really rough day. I was this 👌🏿 close to losing my religion. But I stayed like Jesus. And then at the end of the day the Lord sent me a sign…in the form of Kehlan. Kehlan was one of 16 energetic boys in my kindergarten class during my first year of… Continue reading Kehlan is My Why
Teachers—especially elementary ones—see a lot of weird, gross, and sad stuff. Whether it’s eating boogers, pooping in urinals, or repeated cases of lice, teachers spend their days with lots of children. Enough said? Some students are simply in the throes of normal development where farting contests and melted candy canes on radiators are reasons to… Continue reading Teacher Outs Trump Official for Being a Loner and Eating Glue—in the 3rd Grade
By Zachary F. Wright The room is dimly lit when you enter, a short ramp leading you further into the darkness. Five prison cells await. Old. Wooden with iron bars and solid padlocks. Within, ghostly apparitions come into focus. Old women. Young men. A child. All shackled. Their eyes find yours. And they tell… Continue reading A Visit to Montgomery, Alabama
The Education Post staff and its national network of bloggers recently convened in Montgomery, Alabama for our #EdPostSummit18. We are current and former teachers and principals. We are current and former organizers—one is even a former union organizer. We are parents. And grandparents. We are from everywhere and our blogs reflect that: California, Philly, Kentucky,… Continue reading Meet my Edu-Peeps!
By Blake Harvard Today, on twitter, Tom Bennett shared the below image with the comment, “Pray your children get the first classroom.” This sparked a bit of a debate among several members of edutwitter and created a bit of a stir. Here is a link to Mr. Bennett’s original tweet. As a classroom teacher, I’d like to give my… Continue reading Guest Post: Learning on a Prayer