Chris Stewart is the founder of Action For Equity, a grassroots campaign for innovation in education. A former member of the Minneapolis Board of Education, he now is Forum Director of African American Leadership and a board member for the Northside Achievement Zone.
A couple of nights ago I had a quick conversation about our public schools with a kind and tender-hearted man.
Now that elections are over the winners are preparing to take power and change the world, the losers nationally and locally are moaning without grace or humility.
In 1883 an African American teacher with a great deal of vision and purpose started the first school to educate black children in Augusta, Georgia.
As a member of the Contract for Student Achievement (CSA) I'm monitoring teachers' contract negotiations in Minneapolis and working with community members to support a public dialogue about school
As we pursue social justice in education, and consider excuse-free options for improving Minneapolis Public Schools, we may encounter a vexatious truth: MPS may not have the teachers required to get the job done.
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