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A Great Big Expression of Happiness (On #TLConf2016)

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

Add a little sugar, honeysuckle and A great big expression of happiness Boy, you couldn’t miss with a dozen roses Such would astound you The joy of children laughing around you These are all the makings of you “… and since we’re about 2% of the teaching profession, with the …






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Gerson Borrero Interviews Me on Teachers of Color [Video]

Jose Vilson Jose, Video 1 Comment

In the middle of the heated debates about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “bold, disruptive” changes to education (more charters, higher emphasis on test scores for teacher evaluations, and the voluminous echo of firing bad teachers in exchange for money that ought to go to already underfunded schools), I sat down with …






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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 …






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Why This Teacher Of Color Is Staying

Jose Vilson Jose 11 Comments

In the last month, there were a plethora of highly publicized articles on why teachers quit, the most poignant came from the Atlantic’s Amanda Machado, whose title “Why Do Teachers Of Color Quit?” hit me square in the jaw: That life-long aspiration is the last issue that teachers from lower-income …