I’m no longer interested in looking at charts of Black, Native American, Latinx, and Samoan/Pacific Islander lack of success in our schools. I’m interested in seeing what our students are saying about the system. Do they feel welcomed, valued, visible, cared-for, supported, heard, loved?
For several months now, parents, community members, and labor leaders in San Francisco have been pushing back on a billionaire-backed “astroturfing” organization that has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Walton Family Foundation (think Walmart) and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (think Schwab, Goldman Sachs, etc.) to “organize” and “innovate” public education in the […]
Even “good” charters come at a cost to our public education system. Last week, In the Public Interest, a research and policy center promoting the democratic control of public goods and services, released a report that measures how much charter schools are costing three California school districts. That might sound regional and hyper specific, but […]
I interviewed my daughter and asked her, “What’s your experience with cussing and ‘inappropriate language’ at your school?” Here’s what she said.
I have recently been working with a group of Black families in neighborhood schools to ensure they have systems and structures in place to ensure they are safe and affirming for our kids. In an effort to support the work of SFUSD educators dedicated to equitable and inclusive schools, the following are helpful lessons, videos […]
Use these artists’ work as inspiration for your own protest-poster making, or do family art to celebrate love, equity, and justice for all people.
Sharing personal stories can be a powerful weapon in disrupting negative narratives about People of Color. These videos and discussion recommendations are a helpful resource for educators and parents interested in addressing hate in our schools.
Have you ever felt criminalized or excluded from an academic or professional setting because of your hair? Before you answer that… let’s back up a bit.
You may know about Alice Walker, as the acclaimed author of The Color Purple. But are you aware of her other work as a poet and essayist and activist?
This is an amazing resource for parents or educators wanting to share the richness and diversity of our African-American history and experience through artistic quilts.