The Problem with “Great Schools”

Real estate segregation and school segregation have obviously been linked for a long time. This was no accident when it started – government policies, redlining, restrictive housing covenants, and more, created a lasting phenomenon. But now, we have an app, we have a rating and we have our GoHere! Drops and StayAway! Circles that do the job even more efficiently than ever, even if the overt racial animus that originally caused segregation has lessened.

Urgent Needs, Deep Histories…

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute interviewed Dr. Howard Fuller the other day.  You may remember Dr. Fuller from a recent debate hosted by The Century Foundation. During the TCF debate on whether school segregation is one of the most pressing educational issues, Dr....
News and Gratitude…

News and Gratitude…

Thanks to everyone who came to our Book Club discussions with Dr. Noliwe Rooks yesterday and Sunday.  The conversations were provocative and it was inspiring to connect with parents from Seattle to Philly, Houston to Madison. And a million thanks to Dr. Rooks who...

Friendship

I’m sure many of you have seen this link but we’d be remiss not to post it here as well.  Professor Yankah has penned a heartbreaking article in the NYTimes and, sadly if not predictably, many of the comments miss the point altogether.   Yankah writes that...