Race for Tennessee Governor: A Good Education Platform Is Hard to Find

The magic didn’t happen. I fully expected to enter the doors of the event center on the beautiful Belmont University campus, take my general admission seat, hear from five well-spoken, overprepared candidates for governor in the great state of Tennessee and exit the campus with the satisfaction of having met my edu-political soulmate. Alas, the magic eluded me. Political Tinder-ing Though I’ve not participated in … Continue reading Race for Tennessee Governor: A Good Education Platform Is Hard to Find

In Times of Upheaval, Teachers and Spiritual Leaders Calm Minds and Feed Souls

Exactly twenty-eight days ago, filled with anger and a hint of disgust at the display of hatred and depravity at Charlottesville, VA., I tweeted out: What are y'all teaching in school tomorrow? What are you preaching at church this morning? — Vesia #OneVoice Hawkins (@vesiawils) August 13, 2017 Classroom and The Pulpit As I wrangled with the events at and surrounding Charlottesville, I couldn’t help … Continue reading In Times of Upheaval, Teachers and Spiritual Leaders Calm Minds and Feed Souls

“As African-American and Latinx Educators, We Are the Dream Keepers.”

Originally posted on Education Post, September 1, 2017 by D. Nigel Green, Halleemah Nash, and Nina D. Sánchez.   “The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources, because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.” —Lyndon B. Johnson How does the American Dream end? How do we tell our students that the fertile soil that was the United States … Continue reading “As African-American and Latinx Educators, We Are the Dream Keepers.”