Schools: Do Parents Want ‘Good’ or More ‘Choice’?

  The American public-school system is one of the pillars of our democracy,  funded by taxpayers—state, local and, for the past 15 years, federal governments. The money is allocated according to the number of children in each district that it is mandated to educate. Thus, each child enrolled in a public school is worth an […]

How We Teach The Hate, and How to Teach Tolerance

As I sit comfortably in my home and tune in to the latest news headlines, it becomes more clear to me that this country has a major problem with race that will not dissipate unless we all ‘man up’ and be honest about seeking real positive changes. People have been struggling with race, equality, and […]

Here’s How Schools Can Promote Racial Literacy

Color-blindness is out! The focused approach to race relations should be race-consciousness or racial literacy: the ability to read, recast, and resolve racially stressful encounters when they happen. People of color can face challenges regarding race, class, privilege, and power and often find themselves on the receiving end of harmful microaggressions — those subtle but painful race-based slights. […]

‘Bright Spots’: The “Newcomer” Tool Kit

NEWCOMER TOOL KIT Today the White House announced “Bright Spots” for welcoming and expanding opportunities for Linguistic Integration and Education. The announcement identified a list of resources including the introduction of the Department of Education’s Newcomer Toolkit designed to help schools support immigrants, refugees, and their families with a successful integration process.  This toolkit will […]