The Eleventh Honeymoon

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

11 years ago, I promised myself I would inspire, kick butt, and teach kids to the best of their abilities. Ten years ago, I eschewed all that and said I …

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Despite All My Rage

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

I normally talk to young adults about math and other academics, but recently, because we’re winding up the school year, subjects have expanded to Fetty Wap and flicking wrists. The …

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Teacher Appreciation

Jose Vilson Jose 3 Comments

The last time I saw her, she was a proud teacher to students with special needs. We discussed the future of activism in education and the great work coming out …

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Stare Them In The Eyes

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

When John Norton, editor and writing guru, was having long conversations with me on Skype about the direction of my book, he often told me that the book would elevate …


Up Next

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

I’ve changed my mind. We need to lift folks doing the work. A few years ago, my former principal, a colleague and I attended a special conference at New York University …