Have I Mentioned I’m Running for School Board? As if I didn’t have enough projects already… Anyone who knows me personally knows this year has been a doozy. Last year at this time I had just helped my dad, who had Parkinson’s and advanced Alzheimer’s, move into a Board and Care home. My mother and […]
#BlackHistoryMatters! Happy Black History Month!!! By now your child should be sharing some of the some of the wonderful things they are learning about the amazing history and contributions of African Americans to American history and culture. For the first time, I think ever (!) my girls are reporting they are learning about Black scientists […]
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.
The SFUSD Board of Education recently approved a resolution charging the district to define clear protocols in addressing hate and bias in our schools.
Talking about our entire public school system like it’s Armageddon is not only overblown, it does a great disservice to the many dedicated students, families and teachers that pour their time, money and hearts into our schools. There are hundreds of tiny miracles happening in our urban public schools each day that never get media attention. It’s time we analyzed why the “failing public schools” narrative is so pervasive nowadays. Who profits when public schools fail?
“School choice” is all the rage. Thus, modern parents are faced with a harrowing set of decisions about which schools will best serve their children. This is especially true in cities where, we are told, “bad public schools” lurk around every corner, and “good public schools” are in short supply. With so few spots to go around, parents who choose to apply “most requested” schools may worry their child will find themselves without a school in the fall.
How is your school addressing disparities in school discipline and attendance? Kids can’t learn if they aren’t in class. This fall, there are many things families and educators can do to ensure equal access for Black and Brown students.
Learn more about SFUSD’s courageous decision to discontinue funding for Teach For America (TFA) and why this is a good move for our neediest kids.
Despite our accolades for the district’s recent achievements in supporting Black students, we must still acknowledge the work we’ve yet to do. And that includes speaking up!
I am sick and tired of parents who have NO experience with public schools, stereotyping our hard-working, caring and knowledgeable teachers, our active and engaged parents, and our bright and creative students… STOP TRASHING OUR SCHOOLS!