NEWPORT, RI - JULY 6:  Godfather of soul James Brown performs onstage at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 6, 1969 in Newport, Rhode Island. (Photo by Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Get Up Offa That Thing (Summer-Shaming)

Jose Vilson Jose 8 Comments

July is the month that teachers get to be teachers without students. I’ve now been to five cities over the course of the last month, and saw nothing but teachers working on developing themselves as professionals and people. What’s missing in the debate over extended time in schools and summers …

Big Pun

Catchin’ Wreck

Jose Vilson Mr. Vilson 2 Comments

No, no, no. I don’t want to hear that you can’t do the math. Unless you have some actual, vetted proof that you have a serious case of dyscalculia, I just won’t hear that you can’t do the math. Wherever their level, whatever their stance in life, wherever they land …