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Why Tamir Rice Couldn’t Have Afforded College Had He Not Been Murdered By The Police First

 One of the worst things I’ve seen in a long time has to be the videos of Tamir Rice and Eric Garner being murdered. As an educator I can’t help but see dozens of current and former students in the eyes of this picture of Tamir. His [...]

Suzy Lee Weiss and White People Problems

Suzy Lee Weiss and White People Problems

This week in the news a high school senior named Suzy Lee Weiss wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal satirizing the college admissions process of Ivy League colleges. She was upset that Harvard, Yale, and Princeton rejected her application and [...]

Latino Boys in the Red White and Blue

Latino Boys in the Red White and Blue

For the next month I am going to celebrate one year of blogging with some of my greatest hits. Here is one about Northern California gang colors that explains just how difficult it is to be a Latino kid in the good ole' red white and [...]

The Elephant in the Classroom

The Elephant in the Classroom

When Are We Going to Talk About Poverty? I’m just going to say it, even though in our current educational climate it might at first seem to be unpopular — I just ask that you hear me out to the end:I am getting tired of hearing about Race [...]