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Despite All My Rage

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

I normally talk to young adults about math and other academics, but recently, because we’re winding up the school year, subjects have expanded to Fetty Wap and flicking wrists. The …


Agents Of The State

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

“How many of you have a child that you believe in and no one else does?” Seats shift. “How many of you can relate to the children in front of …

Red apple on teacher's desk

Teacher Appreciation

Jose Vilson Jose 3 Comments

The last time I saw her, she was a proud teacher to students with special needs. We discussed the future of activism in education and the great work coming out …

this is not a test book party

Stare Them In The Eyes

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

When John Norton, editor and writing guru, was having long conversations with me on Skype about the direction of my book, he often told me that the book would elevate …


Opting Out of Everything

Jose Vilson Jose 5 Comments

This idea that the standardized test is the ultimate way to ensure passage to the next level sounds like pseudo-meritocratic drivel. Thus, we’re opting out.