It's All About The Benjamins

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 …






TeacherOfColor

Teacher Quality And The Decline In Teachers of Color

Jose Vilson Mr. Vilson 10 Comments

This morning, I came across this article on Huffington Post (I know, I know, hear me out, though) and thought I should ask questions about President Obama’s initiative to enforce former President George W. Bush’s mandates for “excellent teachers” to stay in the highest-need communities. Read this: President Barack Obama’s …






Keys in the Sand

On What I’m Telling My Kids About Opportunity [Outliers Series]

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

In the previous essay, I discussed why I believe that opportunity and tenacity go hand-in-hand in a pendular relationship, even with the disproportionate balance of the discussion going more towards “hard work.” The struggle for opportunity is a battle many thinkers and advocates alike see as a critical component of …