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Who Will Lead The Edu-Revolution? (Pulling The Race Card) [Guest Post]

Jose Vilson Guest Posts 5 Comments

We need a movement that doesn’t seek to “reform” or “refashion” an antiquated system, but desires to radically change it. We need educators who are just as familiar with Paulo Freire as they are with John Dewey, whose educational philosophy is rooted in a real and authentic sociology. Educators need to be race- and class-conscious, and view their work as a response to prevailing social problems.

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Drugs Can’t Get You High As This [Educate, Educate]

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

It’s been two weeks of not-real-teaching. The first week of April was mostly dedicated to the agita of the ELA (English-Language Arts) test, from the content of the exams to the new procedures. Stripping the set times from the ELA test proved worrisome for the adults more so than the …

The #EduColor Movement Meets The National Board [Video]

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I spoke about the #EduColor movement and the importance of community at the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards / Teaching and Learning Conference 2016 with a host of other awesome folks. To watch the video, click here or watch below. Let me know what you think. And follow the …

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Does Harlem Need Diddy or Educational Equity?

Jose Vilson Jose 15 Comments

A few days ago, I said some things on my Facebook that I don’t regret: I’m not a believer in celebrities taking the helm at schools, regardless of whether it’s public, charter, or private, unless they have an expertise in said craft. Schools are not music labels or headquarters for …

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NYCoRE 2016 and A Note on Educational Compliance

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

For years, I’ve traversed the country, pushing education spaces to become more intersectional, more inclusive of the people most affected by education reform. A short list includes any ed-tech conferences, colleges and universities, union spaces, pro-public education spaces, and even the US Department of Education. In any and all of …

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A Great Big Expression of Happiness (On #TLConf2016)

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

Add a little sugar, honeysuckle and A great big expression of happiness Boy, you couldn’t miss with a dozen roses Such would astound you The joy of children laughing around you These are all the makings of you “… and since we’re about 2% of the teaching profession, with the …

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Measuring Grit and Children of Color [New York Times]

Jose Vilson Jose 6 Comments

I was recently invited to write for the New York Times about grading for grit and other socio-emotional elements. I articulated what I felt most of you all feel about it: More important, we miss the point about what resilience and enthusiasm means. For many of our most disadvantaged students, …