A Simple Solution to School Segregation

The basics of desegregation are simple.  It just takes will.  NYC’s gifted and talented programs and the specialized high schools are some the most segregated classrooms in the City.  And despite a plethora of studies and plans, little has changed in recent years. The most exclusive public schools, the gateways to real mobility, have largely … Continue reading A Simple Solution to School Segregation


Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving at Home

Holidays on the inside are just like those on the outside, but they aren’t.  The feelings are the same but the sterile setting, armed guards and air of control are stifling.  And for these thanksgivings, there is a time clock ticking, with shifts of visitors coming in in and out. But part of it feels … Continue reading Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving at Home


Superintendent Wilson’s Legacy in Oakland

Postscript-Note that, significant financial issues have been reported in the district post departure, and there was an insinuation at least, that those deficits were deliberately shielded from the OUSD Board, you can read a follow up piece here   News broke today that Oakland Unified’s superintendent, Antwan Wilson was moving on to become the new … Continue reading Superintendent Wilson’s Legacy in Oakland


Vote for Justice with Your Feet- Take the “Two Tours Pledge”

Change starts with us, it always has, and always will. No place is this more real than in school segregation, where thousands of individual choices tend to reinforce racial and class separation and continue the cleavages emanating from America’s original sin of slavery. And for too long, the hard work of racial progress has fallen … Continue reading Vote for Justice with Your Feet- Take the “Two Tours Pledge”


Right Now We Are Numb. But We Will Rise and Fight for Kids.-Jumoke Hinton

The election of Donald Trump has evoked pain and emotion for so many. I read their blog posts. I watch them protest. I see their tears. And yet living and breathing in a Black and female body in America, I feel numb. My inner thoughts tell me not much will change. WE HAVE ALWAYS STRUGGLED … Continue reading Right Now We Are Numb. But We Will Rise and Fight for Kids.-Jumoke Hinton