The Latino Namesake

Jose Vilson Jose

I landed in Orlando / Cocoa Beach a few hours ago, and had the fortune of getting a van all to myself to escort me …

Supersonic

Jose Vilson Jose

I always dreamed I would end up in Seattle somehow. In the early 90s, I fell in love with the idea of going to the …

Bloomberg Is The System

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

Today, Greg Kristof of the Huffington Post reported that Michael Bloomberg has announced that he wants to have schools call up parents and deliver teacher …

What Rodney King Meant To Me

Jose Vilson Jose

I have a student who already glorifies the idea of enrolling for the armed forces. He resolves every imaginary conflict with a shotgun or a …

For The Person That I Do Have

Jose Vilson Jose

It all starts with a broken heart, a disillusionment about the statues your youth asks you to revere. I wasn’t supposed to tell you that, …

No Church In The Wild

Jose Vilson Jose

Last week, Kanye West and Jay-Z premiered their video for “No Church In The Wild,” their incendiary song about rebellion in the forms of ideas …

Provoked

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

Dear disciplinarians and other enforcers within our school communities, Please note: you’re trying to keep kids in school, not keep them out of it. Let …