Scenario: A Parent-Friendly School Environment?

A parent enters a public middle school, where her son attends, for the first time, to see the Principal. Because she was called, she left her job on a one hour break, for apparently an ’emergency’ meeting. The parent enters the building, first passing through a metal detector. She showed her identification to the ‘safety […]

“The Most Dangerous Place For Black People is…..”

“The most dangerous place for black people is in white people’s imagination”.         D.L. Hughley Black people, African-Americans, aren’t as scary or as dangerous as are other’s perception of them.  An example of the types of incidents where unarmed Black men have been approached, interrogated, arrested, shot and/or killed by police/law enforcement […]

With An MOU with NYPD- What Are Public School Students to Understand?

  MOU: Memorandum of Understanding In the NYC Public Schools system, there is an MOU-memorandum of understanding, in place between themselves and the NYPD. Essentially, it says tat the police are welcomed on our school campus grounds in order to ensure and enforce safety. PROBLEM: The NYC public schools are largely urban with lower income […]

How To Create A User-Friendly Police Force

Will we consider retraining law enforcement? At this time, we approach the notion as if it is an impossible task. I think not. If we can create new laws and policies which dictate the ways we navigate certain procedures in our daily lives, then changing policy and shifting groupthink as a byproduct of a next-level […]