Quality Choices and Greater Accountability 

This is a pretty solid USA Today article about the need for more quality choices despite the NAACP charter moratorium. The author fills a small space about the Memphis Lift rally and quotes Lift leader Sarah Carpenter.  The article is centered around secretary of education John King who speaks against “arbitrary” caps on charter schools and in support of greater state accountability.  “When charters perform … Continue reading Quality Choices and Greater Accountability 

My Disappointment in the NAACP Is Only Matched By My Awe for the Parents of the Memphis Lift

Since the NAACP voted to support a moratorium on charter schools, I’ve been slowly unpacking the unique dynamic played out before my very eyes. You see, I was fortunate to join a 150-strong group of #PowerfulParents on a trip from Tennessee to Cincinnati, where the NAACP vote was being held. I was one of a small group of Nashvillians picked up en route—most of the … Continue reading My Disappointment in the NAACP Is Only Matched By My Awe for the Parents of the Memphis Lift

NAACP Snubs Nose at Parents of Color (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 15, 2016 CINCINNATI – Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Board of Directors ratified a resolution Saturday adopted by delegates at its 2016 107th National Convention calling for a moratorium on charter school expansion and for the strengthening of oversight in governance and practice. “The NAACP has been in the forefront of the struggle for and … Continue reading NAACP Snubs Nose at Parents of Color (press release)

Cincy Bound, For the Babies

150 perfect strangers bound together by the love for America’s children, our future. Because for our children we permit ourselves to dream the best dreams for our country. Our visions are magnificent! And though we may have missed the mark, we revel in the beauty of transferring the dream to the next generation. For a dream deferred is not dead. We are good knowing that … Continue reading Cincy Bound, For the Babies

I’m Not the Only One Who’s “GotYourBack”, Dr. Joseph

Admittedly, I was little worried. After Monday’s Volume and Light post calling attention to Diane Ravitch’s “ill-advised” (taking a line from her hymnal) blog about Nashville’s director of schools, Dr. Shawn Joseph, the future began to look bleak for the illogically defamed director. At first, I was relieved to see some others take the time to join me in expressing their outrage and/or support. I got your back @MNPSDirector https://t.co/8iW6Wa0myf — … Continue reading I’m Not the Only One Who’s “GotYourBack”, Dr. Joseph