Why Learning Math Is Political

Jose Vilson Jose

For my own professional development, I picked up the book Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights by Robert Moses. The book equates the struggles …

The Education Boogey-Men

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting educational innovators and thought leaders from throughout the country, people who I either admire …

It’s Pretty Much Your Fault

Jose Vilson Jose

The Buffalo Beast dropped their 50 Most Loathsome People of 2008, and listed everyone from Barack Obama (#50) to … well you can figure it …

I Didn’t Vote

Jose Vilson Jose

I rebelled. I didn’t vote. Well, let me be clear. I didn’t vote for a Christian, a politician, a populist, or any major candidate. I …

Toasting the President

Jose Vilson Jose

I don’t want to have a beer with my President. Scenario Anyone that thinks otherwise is, at best, a sycophant with a penchant for reading …

The House Negro

Jose Vilson Jose, Race

I’m sitting there with 2 of my favorite educators, exchanging laughs, gossip, and semi-Mexican food. I got a cold Corona in my hand, and the …

From A Semi-Anarchist’s POV

Jose Vilson Jose

Every so often, I get into this fit where I totally disavow myself from government structures and find myself requestioning some of the major events …

What Will It Take?

Jose Vilson Jose

In Beijing, China, the International Olympics Committee told the Chinese government to ease up on their treatment of people. The Chinese government, in turn, invites …

A Better Class of Criminal

Jose Vilson Jose

Imagine a viable presidential candidate 75-100% funded by the people. Not that that’s going to happen for a generation or two, but let’s imagine that …

The Politics of Access

Jose Vilson Jose

All the popular blogs are doing it.From: What Privileges Do You Have? – based on an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, …

My Ballot or My Bullet

Jose Vilson Jose

      Shocked? Bewildered? You shouldn’t be. Outside of Dennis Kucinich, I haven’t been impressed with any of the candidates really. I’ve disbanded myself …

Bob and Weave

Jose Vilson

I’ve been tagged by JD to do the 7 Things Meme. I really thought I got hit with this meme, but it was really the …

Hooray Accountability …

Jose Vilson Education

I like sitting down listening to Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and thinking whether they had a worry in the world while smoking their drugs in …