January 24 School Board Meeting (Agenda)

When I say stay woke and stay vigilant, it’s not for my health.  So what’s coming up tomorrow? Capital Needs The board will be voting on the capital needs budget which is the pot of money for facilities. If the board approves it, the budget will then go to Metro Council, and it’s final stop with Mayor Barry.  The controversial west Nashville high school is … Continue reading January 24 School Board Meeting (Agenda)

“Who Run The World?”

Have you seen the pictures? Read the testimonies? Saturday, January 21, 2017 was the largest demonstration of “sick and tired of being sick and tired” in the history of the world – as people across the globe marched for basic civil rights. I get chills thinking about women from all walks of life uniting for women from all walks of life. Soul shifting! Unable to participate in … Continue reading “Who Run The World?”

#P*ssyHatProject > Inauguration

The inauguration is happening as I write. As I mentioned earlier this week, I won’t disrespect the office, but I will honor my responsibility to stand ready to battle for what is right. Tomorrow is the Women’s March on Washington and smaller marches across the nation will also take place. I was planning to participate in the Nashville march, but as it often does, life … Continue reading #P*ssyHatProject > Inauguration

We Must Insist Parents Stay WOKE, Absence of Information Is The Exploiter’s Playground

School Choice Week, REALLY? Oh, so crafty, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN). First, he invokes the Word during DeVos’ confirmation hearing, then unabashedly ignores every Dem protest to his interpretation of hearing protocol (which I’m good with), and finally, the good Senator slips one in on us by scheduling the vote during School Choice Week. Oh, Sen. Dude, you are good. This says to me that the distinguished gentleman from … Continue reading We Must Insist Parents Stay WOKE, Absence of Information Is The Exploiter’s Playground

Whether Celebrating Or Protesting, Do You, But By All Means –Stand Ready 

As half the nation mourns the ending of the finest presidency in modern history, I’m motivated to look beyond now. For it is the future of this country that requires full and focused attention. We cannot take our eye off the mark and I think Barack and Michelle, soon-to-be private citizens, would agree. With that said, I’m neither celebrating nor protesting the swearing in of … Continue reading Whether Celebrating Or Protesting, Do You, But By All Means –Stand Ready 

DeVos or Nah? Cheryl Mayes Is Less Than Impressed and Doesn’t Hold Back

Guest post by Cheryl D. Mayes, former chairwoman of the Nashville School Board and the 2016 recipient of the Council of Urban Boards of Education’s prestigious Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award for stellar leadership and tireless advocacy on behalf of children in Nashville, TN.  Who’s Minding The Education of Our Children? After watching the Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, the nominee for the … Continue reading DeVos or Nah? Cheryl Mayes Is Less Than Impressed and Doesn’t Hold Back

DeVos’ Below Proficient Performance Doesn’t Negate Growth Potential or Does It?

I’m not mad that Billionaire Betsy has nearly zero personal and professional connections to public schools. I’m not hating that she considers the public school system “dead end.” Hell, I’m even shelling out mad props for not getting up and slapping the crap out of Sen. Warren. While most eduwatchers are pouncing on certain responses (grizzly bears and such), I’ve been surveying the full landscape. … Continue reading DeVos’ Below Proficient Performance Doesn’t Negate Growth Potential or Does It?