Digital Apartheid in the Age of COVID, Making the Right to Online Access for ALL Students a Reality

During segregation at least we had dilapidated schools, and the backs of buses to sit in.  For today’s digital second-class citizens, those families without access to the internet, they can’t even get into the digital schoolhouse door.  The digital divide for the unconnected is a cliff in the age of remote schooling.   Either you are…


Public Elementary Schools Latinx Families Should Consider- Still Time to Apply

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  The new school quality data was released by the state recently, and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and encourage families to visit.  Every child is different, and I will break…


Why We Are Closing our Schools and Others Should Too, Even Though It Will Be Hard

Many children rely on school for food, many parents struggle with child care and need to go to work, and our kids need to be in school and learning.  All that said, we still should be closing schools.  And for the thousands of children that I am responsible for at Education for Change, we are…


Opening Doors to HBCUs, How AIMS and the NAACP got $5 million in Scholarships for Oakland Kids

$5 million in scholarships. On the spot. 144 instant college acceptances. On the spot. That’s a lot of money for college a lot of Oakland public school students.  Last week, American Indian Model Schools (AIMS) partnered with National College Resources, and the Oakland NAACP to host over 18 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUS)  at…


Richmond families, students and staff fight attempt at wrongful school closure

A Richmond public high school is facing closure despite impressive academic results over a five year existence  Press release Richmond, CA – March 8, 2020 – After the West Contra Costa Unified School District failed to renew the charter petition for John Henry High School, the second highest performing school in Richmond which serves over 300…