For the Black child in America, our identity begins in a vivid knowledge of “who I am” through the lens of the generations of men and women, who were our predecessors.
“The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel it’s warmth.” – African proverb #EducateToLiberate 💜
For some of us, life’s lessons are far more painful than poetic and just plain hard.
Mis-education occurs in American schools because of an unprecedented level of reactionary remedies to systemic problems, rather than a substantive plan to restructure a failing model and proactively change from within. The failure of U.S. schools to properly value and serve the needs all of its students is not unlike the perpetually low quality, discriminatory,Continue reading “From Schools To Starbucks: White Spaces Abound”
Teacher: For today’s lesson we will learn about electrical currents and solar energy… Student: Why? Is this how we will restore power to Puerto Rico?! Lesson: Unless knowledge has practical applicability to real-world dilemmas – it is useless information. #TeachableMoment #EducateToLiberate As a general rule, educators are charged with ensuring that our students are engagedContinue reading “Teacher Backlash: A Symptom of Systemic Decline”