The Continuous Struggle for Community Control of Public Schools in the Divided States of America

Previous Next Beginning in March of 2020 as millions of children were being home schooled, parents got a glimpse into how their children were being educated at school.  What they learned set off a firestorm that ignited the second wave of the parental control movement in the United States. According to Will Estrada, President of …

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“Hidden Figures” of the Parental Control Movement in New York State

By now, everyone has heard of the movie Hidden Figures that informed us about three brilliant Black women who were excluded from American textbooks regarding their contribution to the space race of the 1950’s.  But, most people are not aware of the “hidden figures” in other movements in America such as the civil rights and …

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The Miseducation of 7 Generations of the Black Community

Previous Next In 1933, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson wrote about the miseducation of Black people, he was referring not only to his generation and at least three previous generations of Africans brought to America before him, but also future generations who would receive a whitewashed education in American schools.  An education where Black contributors …

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The 2020 School Closures: Implications and Recommendations for the Ignored, Underserved, Underclass of Black America

Earlier this month, as I sat on a panel discussing the after affects of the school closures of 2020 we discussed many of the issues that arose from the pandemic and a theme started to organically appear from our responses.  There seemed to be a general consensus amongst the social worker, school principal, PTA president, …

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Why We Must Include Students in Advocacy and Decision-Making During the Pandemic

Every Friday evening, I tune into an online talk show called the Parent Teacher Student Check-In; the self-described show was created during the 2020 lockdown and was designed to offer people an outlet to vent about their experiences during the pandemic.  This week was the most riveting.   I cringed as an undergraduate college student named …

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