The Frustration Is Real

Education has become a topic of real concern and frustration. It’s very difficult to discuss without getting pissed off at how our children’s lives are being gambled with. The daily conversations I have with others add more fuel to the fire because everyone’s story is a unique, but I hear the same problem again and again. It angers me when I realize the disadvantages our children face daily and how they will… Read More

Bridging the Gap: The Educators Perspective

Many times educators feel that they all have to take the blame for the children who are struggling.. At times we group teachers all into one category and forget we  have many who go above and beyond for our children. During my last two blogs I have been addressing the gap between home and school. It’s no secret that this is a serious issue and needs to be addressed. For this post,… Read More

Bridging the Gap: The Parent Perspective

Children learn from their parents by seeing, hearing and doing. As the last blog talked about the child’s perspective with Erikka, it’s now time to hear from the parents who entrust our children daily with educators. How can we ensure that the gap between home and school begins to come together? Speaking from the parent side of the equation I can’t help but do all I can to get this process front… Read More

We Must Not Give Up

Would you give up on your child? Would you allow anyone to hurt them? Are they less important than the next child in the next state? Of course, we as parents would never give up on our most precious gifts. Our children help save us from the hardest times in our lives, so wouldn’t we save them from their hardest times? Children have been made to be the most controversial issue in… Read More

A Thank You to Teachers

Many kids wake up on a daily basis and fight to survive and succeed in spite of all the negativity surrounding them. I don’t believe there is a single child who truly doesn’t want to learn. A lot of children may not have anyone in their corner to push them. Sometimes school is the only outlet for many kids, a place where they receive love, get to be themselves and escape the… Read More

The True Definition of Educators Caring Versus Not Caring

Over the past nine months, my eyes have been opened to the world of education on another level. The research I’ve done, the things I’ve seen and heard have been really encouraging and disturbing at the same time. It has driven me to do whatever it takes to make a difference. Education is the most important part of our lives and also the most dangerous and controversial matter in America. Children’s lives… Read More

The Long Battle to an Individualized Education Plan

Getting my child to be evaluated for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) should not take years to happen, so why is it so hard for parents to get the process started? Speaking from my personal experiences as well as other parents who have children who require IEPs, our stories are all the same. When I initially requested my oldest son be evaluated for an IEP, his school informed me of the steps… Read More