‘Educating Our Children’ Archives
Philosophy: What did the Star Tribune get wrong when questioning the integrity and credibility of long-established African American leaders?
Attack? LOL! How about BUSTED!!! Insight News publishing a story citing the Star Tribune newspaper has attacked local leadership. The real question is who do these people represent and how do self-appointed leaders with access to media decide they are being attacked while there is no accountability for actions taken in the last decade? By [...]
Michael Goar, former Generation Next’s executive director, now interim MPS superintendent is just as lost as Gagnon and former Sup. Johnson. Growing concern from community groups, parents and local corporations see the immediate need to restructure the MPS into several mini-districts sans a few board of directors. The Minneapolis city [...]
Again... Yes, I told you so. I've been writing about the Minneapolis Urban League's #fails since I heard about the bill dreamed up by Senators Bobby Joe Champion and Jeff Hayden. This collaboration was bound to fail based on the internal process of the MUL, it's board, partners and political affiliations. Please...read my stories, then read the [...]
Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges…riddle me this: When is it okay for a 17-year-old to be murdered in Minneapolis?
Leadership is about having each other’s backs – especially those of your city. Residents disengage when their leaders play mind-games and are inconsistent with their approach and style. Community members are vulnerable these days – not really knowing who to trust, rely upon or follow. At some point, Hodges must decide if she is truly a [...]
"Wanted: Black male teachers in Mpls/St. Paul public school system...Not really. (photo: Aaron Benner, via City Pages - Fair Use). By Susan Du Mon., Mar. 30 2015 at 7:00 AM - City Pages Aaron Benner, a fourth grade teacher at John A. Johnson elementary school, has been speaking out against St. Paul Public Schools for the past three [...]
States universal pre-school program might crush Montessori and other family-friendly school programs
Montessori and other family-friendly school programs should be apart of any distribution of state funds. Governor Mark Dayton and state legislators must consider redirecting school-earmarked funding to Montessori and other local programs that prepare pre-K learners for kindergarten. Related story: Making time for kids? Study says quality [...]
Is there a historic reason why black girls are punished. (Photo: Fair use) By Camden Copeland, Guest Columnist - IBNN Black girls are disciplined at higher rates and with harsher consequences than their White counterparts, according to a new report from Columbia Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies. The [...]
Fantastic Four says: Star Tribune stadium story was off the mark…Please explain “the mark” in black bodies working on the People’s Stadium
If it smells like a fart, maybe is it a fart. Some of the people in this group-write will make you think you have to pay your bar tab if you were a passenger on the Titanic. (photo - The Wrong Stuff on Facebook - Fair Use). “Sources within organized labor confirm the Vikings stadium employment fraud being perpetrated on communities of color. [...]
“The simple reality is that the education system has failed, particularly for minorities. The Minneapolis school district spends $21,000 per student per year, but currently less than 25% of black students are reading at or above grade level. If the system cannot adequately help large segments of the population, then we need a new system of [...]
Related story: Mother Furious When a Suicide Contract is Given to Her 5 Year Old at School By: Krystle Crossman - Guest Columnist, Originally post on TheBlackHomeSchool.com A teacher is someone that should be a source of support and inspiration for a student. Unfortunately for minority students this is not often the case. Many do poorly in [...]