Category Archives: African Americans

NEW from Harvard Press: Culturally Responsive School Leadership

Professor Muhammad Khalifa has a new book out entitled Culturally Responsive School Leadership from the Harvard Press that I’d like to recommend. I first met Muhammad at my college job fundraising for the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 1994. It was actually one of the three college jobs that I had at the same time to make ends meet. I next

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‪Breaking news?: @NAACP now opposing high-stakes testing!

I think this is breaking news? I am currently attending the NAACP national convention in San Antonio Texas. I am sitting in the federal legislative and public policy workshop. In my education packet there is a new issue brief addressing high-stakes testing. The NAACP is now publicly opposing high-stakes testing! This stand builds on our legacy of opposition articulated in

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New: Does the African American Need Separate Charter Schools?

Turns out the debate we are having in the public discourse about segregated charter and public schools has roots that extend more than a century. In 1935, W.E. Burghardt DuBois asked in a seminal essay entitled Does the Negro Need Separate Schools? if “separate schools and institutions [were] needed” for the “proper education” of African Americans. Last year I was invited

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Does school choice give African American and Latinx families more voice?

Are African American and Latinx families better served by charters? Is there voice better represented than in public schools? A new report from researchers at Annenberg and UTLA finds that charter schools with more poor students actually have lower parent representation on governing boards. Here is the official press release for the report entitled, Whose Schools? Community Representation and Transparency

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97.81% of Charter Schools not “Diverse By Design”

Charter schools are diverse by design? Holy sampling on the dependent variable Batman! All Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) teams are good because look at the top of the standings! All music is great because look at the Top 40 songs! All college professors are great (or could be) because of the

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