Do You Hear What I Hear? It’s The Sound of Fear-Mongering and Parent-Shaming

The Associated Press’ story blaming charter schools for re-segregating schools has the ed reform community in a tizzy. Thought-leaders, policymakers, and advocates have lit up Twitter, and rightfully so, crying foul about a story that supports the tragically irresponsible claim made by the NAACP and AFT (American Federation of Teachers union) last summer. I get it. People are afraid. As more charters experience success, the … Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear? It’s The Sound of Fear-Mongering and Parent-Shaming

Guest Blog: White People, Time to Get Louder

In my most recent post You Wanna Fight About Education? Meet Me Outside…  For Coffee, I wrote of olive branches and efforts to achieve peace over coffee. I wrote that our children deserve our best efforts. Published just a few hours before the Charlottesville devastation, I’ve since had little to say. Since invaded by images of fearful white men wielding fiery torches that match their ire for anyone … Continue reading Guest Blog: White People, Time to Get Louder

Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’ Strikes Nerve with Parents

Netflix has done it again. Doing what it does best by creating a series sure to build up a buzz and bolstering its already ridiculous viewership. This time, though, its parents of impressionable adolescents who are talking about the new series 13 Reasons Why. Bad group to offend. Here, mom, former teacher and education blogger, Erika Sanzi warns that the new youth-targeted series based on … Continue reading Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’ Strikes Nerve with Parents

Saturday Morning Re-Mix: EdStories from March 6 – March 11

Taking a look at the stories from the past 5 days… Chance the Rapper is serious about education Yes, @chancetherapper just donated $1 million to @ChiPubSchools. But he needs our support: https://t.co/ir6E6HyO4g pic.twitter.com/CM0URFoI0F — Education Post 🎓 (@edu_post) March 9, 2017 The 74 sets record straight on charters schools’ servicing of special needs students. Charter Schools Are Successfully Serving Students with Special Needs (In Tennessee … Continue reading Saturday Morning Re-Mix: EdStories from March 6 – March 11

The MLK Day Commemorative March of Today Must Replace Ceremony with Intention

Today, I am not in the mood to march. My former self would have clapped back with brute force at such a selfish statement. Armed with $100 worth of guilt, I would have said “What if Dr. King would have said ‘I don’t feel like saving Negroes today?’” But today is a different kind of today. The black people of yesterday knew their enemy, understood their prospects, … Continue reading The MLK Day Commemorative March of Today Must Replace Ceremony with Intention

#YesOn2MA – Extending the Love to Children of Color

Dear Massachusetts voters: Thanks to social media the line of demarcation between the North and South is virtually nonexistent, so your battle to place a cap on charters makes me feel right at home. While Tennesseans enjoy a legislature that is friendly to charters, those of us living in the capital city of Nashville stand ready to jump the next nonsensical hurdle; or thinly veiled attempt to cap … Continue reading #YesOn2MA – Extending the Love to Children of Color