Archive for the ‘Schools’ Category



If you’re not familiar with Thomas Friedman, you are probably familiar with his arguments in “The World is Flat” which […]

The Renewed Gender Wars

August 22, 2012 · 0 Comments

As a child, I used to look forward to the fabled moments in recess and gym class when we would […]

On Thursday July 26, 2012 President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order creating the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for […]

A sacred space is disappearing from our communities with too little fanfare: the Black bookstore. Recently, one of the largest […]

Recently, a picture has been floating around the Internet of a children’s book called “The Night Dad Went to Jail: […]

Summer is finally here! I can remember sitting in my desk in school looking out the window wondering when I […]

Sixty four schools will likely close in Philadelphia. New York is aiming at closing forty seven schools this year, down from […]

At the close of each Black History Month I often feel a profound sense of loss. This feeling is not […]

Debating Education Reform

October 19, 2010 · 1 Comment

Recently, I had the pleasure of appearing on “Our World with Black Enterprise” hosted by Marc Lamont Hill. The show […]

The recent buzz around education reform is growing, but silenced in this buzz is race. The amazingly taboo yet significant social phenomena is giving way to colorblind policy makers and educational activists. Can we truly transform an educational system if we don’t take account of one of its most enduring cleavages?