The Problem with “Great Schools”

by Ali McKay If you have young kids or use Redfin, you’ve probably seen the school ratings from GreatSchools. Our school is rated a “4”. That’s out of 10. When I was in school, forty percent is not a grade that I or my parents would have been happy with. In fact,...

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...