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Opting Out of Everything

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.

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What Works For My Kids

The New York Times’ Anna North recently asked me if I was a believer in learning styles, and I’m like, “No.” That’s not my fault, really. As a younger teacher, …

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White Administrators’ Guilt

“This race discussion doesn’t apply to me.” Whenever we say that racism isn’t just discrimination of one set of people towards another, but a systemic set of power structures that …

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For My Fellow Male Educators of Color

My fellow men of color in the education sphere, Recently, there’s been lots of conversation around training and retaining more men of color to become K-12 teachers. Because there’s only …

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The Other Half of Teachers

After the bell sounded today, as with every day, I like to sit at my desk for 10-20 minutes to decompress. I exhale a few times, staring at the scuffed …

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We Can Never Turn Our Backs

I hadn’t seen it live, but the pictures popped up on my social media screens. One set of photos has officers’ caps pointed directly at the procession. The other set …