Let’s Call It What It Is

On September 27, 2011 Tiffany Lankes wrote, 924 students have not reported to school this year. Of those, 230 were in grades K-6 with the remaining numbers from the “high school” grades. The report states categorically, “All of them were in school last year.” Nearly 700 young men and women are refusing to go to […]

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To Err Is Human, To Change Devine

On Tuesday, October 4th, 7:00PM there will be a screening of “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for “Superman” at the Cinema Theater on South Clinton Avenue. This film was produced by New York City teachers to promote real education reform in our nation’s public schools. In a very real way, those who step up to […]

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Ignorant vs Intellectual Racism

Several decades ago the Klu Klux Klan produced and marketed, in the Black community, a golden crown car air freshener. After realizing a sizable profit, they exposed their ruse as a testament to the greed and ignorance of African Americans. This is a classic example of ignorant racism. Ignorant racism seeks to deride and disparage […]

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It Doesn’t Take A Genius

Albert Einstein said, “You can not solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must see the world anew.” Benjamin Franklin said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Two of the greatest thinkers in history can not be wrong. This country is […]

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If It Quacks Like A Duck

Less than six months ago parents, students, teachers, and community members expressed their lack of confidence in then Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard. Through a series of bizarre events, Brizard left the RCSD in May to become the CEO of Chicago’s school system. When the community coalesced to express their lack of confidence in Superintendent Brizard, it […]

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Those Were The Days

Not long ago teachers were able to assess the needs of their students by asking them questions about the material taught. If the student was able to answer the questions correctly most of the time, in all subject areas, the student was deemed capable to move on to the next level of learning. Midterms and […]

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