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?
Last Monday, I attended an SFUSD Board of Education Ad Hoc Student Assignment Committee Mtg. which is taking on the daunting task of implementing a Board Resolution directing district staff to redesign SFUSD’s Student Assignment System. I’ll be transparent in stating I have many “feels” about this work, and whether we should be doing it. I […]
Over the past several months SF Board of Education Commissioners have been have been inundated with emails about the Washington Murals which feature graphic images of a dead native American and enslaved Africans shucking corn and picking cotton. Proponents of the historic mural, many of whom are members of the school alumni association who attended […]
My “great idea” of bringing Black families together was not met with open arms by all staff at my daughters’ school. Despite some initial pushback, though, I’m starting to see positive change.
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 […]
This week, has my head swimming. I’ve been thinking about what happens when Black women name blatant truths… Reflections on Jemele Hill
SFUSD has shared its ongoing commitment to creating welcoming and safe schools. Here are some tangible actions it can take to further this work.
Anti-racist parenting is one of the MOST important ways we can create a tolerant, inclusive world. Here are some resources for busy Bay Area parents.
SURJ Families shares how families can show up in response to the upcoming White Supremacist Rally planned at Crissy field on Saturday, August 26.