This Is a Biased Agenda: My Educational Baptism

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September 17, 2015: a day that I mark in infamy. The day started out beautifully. It was the day that I was to attend my first Congressional Black Caucus conference ever. Breakfast was great. Camaraderie with the other parents in our delegation was refreshing, and the bus ride over to the convention center was smooth and full of sights. After registration I did an interview with educationpost.org that covered my plight as… Read More

Until Next Year, Congressional Black Caucus

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Last week, I was given the opportunity to take part in the Congressional Black Caucus. As a parent advocate, I was excited to go on this adventure. If you have never heard of the caucus, it is a huge educational event. I thought that I would be able to network with other parent advocates, educational leaders and teachers. I was also under the impression that this event would hit topics and discuss… Read More

What Is the True Purpose of the Congressional Black Caucus?

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This past week I, along with a group of parents, attended the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. This was my first time attending, so I was excited for the opportunity to express my concerns as a parent regarding the education of my child and other children across the U.S. Once we arrived at the education sessions on our first day, my opinion quickly turned negative and had me… Read More

Being Inside Out in NOLA

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When I embarked on a search for a new home a year ago, New Orleans was an easy choice for me. I had always loved her and her people. New Orleans is the city that birthed the grandmother who raised me. My grandfather was from Louisiana also, but it was always New Orleans that loomed large in the lore of my family. My grandparents made sure that people from New Orleans surrounded… Read More

No Matter What, New Orleans’ Educators Press Forward

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Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. People have been quick to talk about education in New Orleans after the storm, and to the extent that it fosters learning and progress, that’s a conversation that matters. New Orleans’ educators have been working hard for their students, before and after Katrina. And because of that hard work, we’ve seen progress in the last decade. From graduation rates to ACT scores to college… Read More