Education Nation Teacher Town Hall 2012

Charter School Teachers Vs. Public School Teachers (Education Nation) [Why We Write]

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She said she doesn’t like when teachers differentiate themselves between charter and public. I nodded cautiously. At the Education Nation Teacher Town Hall, while NBC anchor Brian Williams feigned nervousness in front of the hundreds of educators in front of us, teachers from all different groups convened at the Public Library, some from groups like National Board for Professional Teaching …

Jose VilsonCharter School Teachers Vs. Public School Teachers (Education Nation) [Why We Write]
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What If The NAACP Is Actually Right?

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Someone recently tagged me to this piece from What About Our Daughters. I’ll let you read the rest of it on your own, but this is why misinformation is so dangerous: As I understand it, and readers I invite you to correct me if I’m wrong, charter schools ARE public schools. So the battle isn’t over public school education, but …

Jose VilsonWhat If The NAACP Is Actually Right?
Firing Teachers

Distrust Agents [Pull Out The Highlighter For This One]

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Believe it or not, 2009 is the first year I started using a highlighter for reading a book. Maybe it’s a sign of aging, or my acclimation to getting information fed to me rapidly and succinctly, but my difficulty with concentrating on anything larger than a paragraph has led me to the magic neon-saffron marker. So you can believe my …

Jose VilsonDistrust Agents [Pull Out The Highlighter For This One]
John Legend

Dear John: Where I Disagree With Legend

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Dear John Legend, Last night at the Avery Hall in Lincoln Center (NYC), you and Common headlined an awesome town hall between some of the brightest and influential Black / Latino men in education. The line-up read like a starting roster for a hypothetical NYC Black educator panel: David Banks of the Eagle Academy as moderator, followed by Dr. Pedro …

Jose VilsonDear John: Where I Disagree With Legend