To My Beloved School District: It’s Time We Have a ‘Come to Jesus’

Here’s what’s not going to happen: we are not about to be that school district. You know that district that shirks its responsibility for weaknesses by conjuring up ridiculous excuses, assigning blame, and withholding responses? So far, the district has masterfully tap-danced around issues of water quality, dismal test scores, and sexual assaults. It’s time to stop dancing. These are mammoth issues that must be addressed … Continue reading To My Beloved School District: It’s Time We Have a ‘Come to Jesus’

As Summer Fades, Education Stories in Tennessee Heat Up and Urban Districts Are on the Hot Seat

And all at once summer collapsed into fall. – Oscar Wilde I seriously cannot keep up with all the stuff going on in edu-world today – like Wednesday today, not the universal today. I’ve scrolled through a number of articles that forced a pause only to be preempted by the next pause-worthy story. It seems a perfect storm of good-to-great and bad-to-worse is converging upon … Continue reading As Summer Fades, Education Stories in Tennessee Heat Up and Urban Districts Are on the Hot Seat

You Wanna Fight About Education? Meet Me Outside… For Coffee

Experience tells me Twitter battles lead to no solutions. I won't do it, but I will accept an invitation to coffee. ☕️😏 — Vesia #OneVoice Hawkins (@vesiawils) August 8, 2017 I was one of those people. You know, the obnoxious, self-righteous tweeter who tries her darnedest to pack a power punch of snark in 140 characters or less. Chasing the high that comes from that … Continue reading You Wanna Fight About Education? Meet Me Outside… For Coffee