¡QUEME LOS BARCOS!: Politics, Repercussions, and Cloaking Inequity
First, let me say thank you for reading Cloaking Inequity. Since 2012, this labor of love focused on the inequities that are purposefully hidden in the educational policy discourse has been read by hundreds of thousands of people from 161 countries (see map below). Wow!
Thank you also to each of you who have stopped me to chat about Cloaking Inequity at conferences, on sidewalks, in DC, at the Texas capitol— even airports. It makes my day every time. Thank you.
I want to share with you that there are politics and repercussions as a result of writing a blog that takes on some of the most controversial issues and powerful interests in educational policy. Some of my colleagues are taking heat from those who aren’t able to pressure me personally. I have been scolded privately and disinvited from events— like this weekend for instance. This is a non-pecuniary cost I am willing to bear. I remember my grandmother telling me as a child:
From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. Luke 12:48 NIV
I write this blog for the children in our schools. No matter how much pressure comes my way, I won’t be intimidated. I won’t stop writing for our children. If anything, I will work that much harder to shine a light on the inequities in schools. I will continue to draw my strength and inspiration from you, from Malcolm, Mandela, King and others. Again, thank you for reading and ¡QUEME LOS BARCOS!
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