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Mmmmm Oh My Gosh, Stop Lying, Ms. Moskowitz! [Medium]

Jose Vilson Jose 0 Comments

Remember that piece I wrote at the Progressive? Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz’ team decided to write a response. I didn’t expect it, but nonetheless, here’s my response on Medium. An excerpt: You can’t speak to agency if you’re trying to co-opt the parents of PS 307 in your argument …






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The Crosshairs of High Expectations and Poverty

Jose Vilson Jose 14 Comments

Everything is for the kids. Want to create a new program? Say it’s for the kids. Want to implement a new policy? Tell them it’s for the kids. Need to raze an entire school in a densely populated school district? Preface it with “We did it for the kids.” Need …






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What If The NAACP Is Actually Right?

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

Someone recently tagged me to this piece from What About Our Daughters. I’ll let you read the rest of it on your own, but this is why misinformation is so dangerous: As I understand it, and readers I invite you to correct me if I’m wrong, charter schools ARE public …






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Dear John: Where I Disagree With Legend

Jose Vilson Jose 24 Comments

Dear John Legend, Last night at the Avery Hall in Lincoln Center (NYC), you and Common headlined an awesome town hall between some of the brightest and influential Black / Latino men in education. The line-up read like a starting roster for a hypothetical NYC Black educator panel: David Banks …