The Louisiana Parents’ Bill of Rights Turns 1: How Are Schools Doing?

By Gary Briggs This article was first posted on https://www.ednavigator.com Since I joined EdNavigator as the organization’s very first Navigator, almost four years ago, our team has worked with nearly 500 New Orleans families across our city to support them in their pursuit of the best possible educational experiences for their children and themselves. That support might mean addressing their academic worries, making sure high-flying students get the challenge they need, finding… Read More

It’s time to admit Diane Ravitch’s troubled crusade derails honest debate about public education

This article was first published on citizenstewart.com The longstanding arguments for charters could still be had in clean exchanges between judicious people – sans Ravitch – if we seek understanding and progress. I should start adding a qualifier when I say the former scholar and historian Diane Ravitch is the Ann Coulter of education commentary. In fairness, Coulter has better manners and makes more attempts to employ logic as she “owns” the… Read More

“He’s not my son, he’s our son”

“He’s not my son, he’s our son.”-Monteria Robinson When Monteria  Robinson, the mother of Jamarion Robinson said those words, I felt it in my soul. Her son was shot 76 times by US Marshals in Atlanta. I’m a mother of a black son. It could have been mine.  He’s not her son, he’s our son. Moms of Black Boys United, Inc. (M.O.B.B. United) is a non-profit organization focused on impacting practices, perceptions… Read More