I Am Latino In America with Soledad O'Brien

On Latinos in Education and America

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

I’m not interested in who each candidate stands next to, even if I got love for them. I’m interested in knowing whether policymakers will move us closer to true equity, and how.











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Who Are The Rest of Y’all? (On Dr. Emdin’s For White Folks …)

Jose Vilson Jose 3 Comments

First, it’s important to note that I’ve been following Dr. Christopher Emdin’s ascent into superstar academic. From the hip-hop pedagogy classes he organized at Columbia University’s Teachers College and the collaborations with Wu-Tang Clan elder statesman GZA to conferences in South America and rendezvous with Kendrick Lamar, the dapper dandy …






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Education Policy’s Roost (On Social Justice Warriors)

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

Less than a year ago, I was in a heated conversation (we’ll call it that) where a few folks who disagreed on education policy brought their frustrations to full display. Unbeknownst to the folks who I agreed with, the conservative dissenters are encouraged to engage with, start sh*t, and frustrate …






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Gritting My Teeth Over Grit (Bootstrap Theories)

Jose Vilson Jose 6 Comments

On Facebook, I wrote: My worst enemy isn’t just the system, but what the system does to my students’ self-worth and confidence. The daily fight against belief. Don’t talk to me about grit; talk to me about systems of callousness and the incapacity for love and compassion. Talk to me …






Thurgood Marshall Celebrate Brown vs. Board

We Must Not Be Defeated (Optimism In May)

Jose Vilson Jose 3 Comments

62 years after Brown vs. Board of Education, we’re still having a passive-aggressive argument over whether every school-aged child deserves equitable funding for their school. Three-score and two years ago, the legendary Thurgood Marshall led one of the most influential civil rights cases in the nation in BvB, a case …