It’s important for parents to communicate with teachers about our high expectations for our children’s schooling. Below is my list of expectations for all my child’s teachers.
As a former classroom teacher, I can tell you that teachers work for love of knowledge and love of our kids… and our families too! We all know teachers deserve to be paid more, and have more classroom resources and support. The least we can do is show our appreciation for all they do for our kids. Here are 7 ideas for making Teacher Appreciate Week a big hit for your school’s teachers.
Over the past several months, Black Families met in our Northside Black Families group to discuss ways to make our schools safe welcoming and supportive for Black children and families. After several conversations we agreed to team up, and meet directly with principals in our childrens’ schools. We also let our area superintendent know we […]
I am so proud of the White, Asian and Latinx educators throughout SFUSD who are taking the time this month to focus on Black achievements and culture. This simple act is one way we push back on hate. For the first time in I don’t know how long, my daughters’ school has planned schoolwide celebrations […]
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 […]
Why is SFUSD still using a hodgepodge approach to addressing systemic bias in our schools? Last Saturday, my friend’s daughter (who happens to be one of the only Black kids in a mostly Chinese-American school) was told by a peer, Black kids should only play with Black kids, Chinese kids should only play with Chinese […]
How do we address the hate and violence we are seeing all around us? The answer lies in the way we socialize our children in our schools.
Are “progressive” parents advocating for separate-not-equal schools? How gifted educational programs support white supremacy in schools.
A checklist listing all the information you need to ensure equity and shared-decision making during the school site planning process at your school!
The SFUSD Board of Education recently approved a resolution charging the district to define clear protocols in addressing hate and bias in our schools.