“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale
Sites like GradeEdge.con attack the credibility of some of our hardest working schools. They reinforce the idea that schools that serve poor students are “failing” and thus create more racial and economic segregation in our schools.
“We cannot sole our problems with the same level of thinking that created them” — Albert Einstein
Eric Barbus of the North Beach Branch of the San Francisco Public Library recommends these GREAT books for advanced upper-elementary readers!
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of talking about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday as just another “day off of school”. This year, more than ever, I believe it’s important to reclaim this important holiday, and make it a day of social justice and action. Join me and other like-minded SF parents to share the […]
OK… I just want to say thank you to all those out there who knew me and supported this blog… I am hunkering down and trying to weather the storm. Hopefully… we’ll… make… it… All kidding aside, this morning we woke up to rain and soon thereafter, the power went out. The girls are out […]
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with technology safety. The more my kids get online, the more I realize I need to get involved in talking with them about using it safely. Most of my focus has been about online safety for younger kids. That said, my girls are closely approaching the tween/teen years and I will have to broach the topic of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat and Twitter.
Lately, what has been most striking, has been witnessing how much I have changed… especially this past year. This change was not brought about by a desire to “reinvent my look” or streamline my morning beauty routine. It represents a profound change in our families core existence. What happened? [read more}
The confusion others express about by my perceived racial ambiguity, has proven to be both beneficial and problematic. I get to hear what white people say about blacks when they don’t know black people (in this case ME) are listening… Sometimes they say these things to my face. This experience made me intensely aware of the “privilege” of my skin color.
This is a great article with an interview with our new Superintendant Richard Carranza by Erica Hellerstein of Mission Local. Even though we are facing tough times in California when it comes to funding education, I am so proud that my girls attend a school in a district whose top administrator continues to champion the rights of all students to […]