Educators Are Being Harassed, Forced Out and Fired for Teaching the Truth

The conservative media outrage machine is claiming a new victim: educators.  A Tennessee educator teaching about racism in a “contemporary issues” class: fired. A Missouri school district’s director of equity and inclusion, who became the target of violent, racist attacks for doing, well,...

We Won’t Recruit or Retain Black Male Teachers if There Are No Pathways to Leadership

Less than 2% of the teaching force consists of African American males. Where are we supposed to find black principals if there are no black teachers in our schools?Archie Moss Jr. Over the past decade, the conversation has turned towards getting more Black males...

It’s Time for Mutual Accountability. That Starts With School Boards.

When it comes to school accountability, Atlanta has a long history of notoriety and problems. From the infamous 2009 cheating scandal to today’s heated debates about a system of board-imposed guardrails intended to support schools struggling to help their students achieve academically, how to hold everyone accountable...

Let’s Keep Reading and Writing the Books That Make White People Uncomfortable

Like so many things in our nation’s history, this is rooted in 1619. From the very moment that Africans were forced to come to the colonies in North America, Black Americans were put on a path to have to fight each and every day to hold our...

Free and Accessible Technology for All Families Can Help Fight COVID Learning Loss

Inequality is the biggest and longest running story in education. It’s upsetting but not surprising that the pandemic exacerbated inequities. Black, Hispanic and low-income kids bore the brunt of school closures, a McKinsey report shows. They took the biggest hits and lost the most ground typically made...