Dec. Social Media Clinic 12/19
I am an activist for justice. Formerly a member of the Minneapolis Board of Education, I now lead the African American Leadership of Minnesota.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:40
The story goes something like this: ”corporate education reform” is a conspiracy to “privatize” public education and to turn a public good into a private cash cow for business profiteers.
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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