Why My Kids Go to a Primarily Black School

Originally posted on Ashleigh Carroll:
Most people know that our kids go to Downtown Elementary, which is a public school here in Memphis that happens to have mostly black students enrolled. This is not an accident. My journey started when John suggested we submit an application for Jac to go to Perea Preschool, which is…

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Why School Diversity is Important

As Detroit Public School (DPS) students, my kids are a racial minority. However, DPS does have more diversity than most people realize, making it about as racially diverse as the surrounding suburbs. However, my kids’ school (and I suspect other DPS schools as well) have an upper hand when it comes to socioeconomic diversity. InContinue reading “Why School Diversity is Important”

Inside I’m Hurting: explicit communication

I guess this should technically be part two, because I wrote a sort of “preview” to the book before I finished it. That was way back in March and I didn’t expect it would take me so long to get through it. The book, by Louise Michelle Bomber, was written as an aid for educatorsContinue reading “Inside I’m Hurting: explicit communication”