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‘Educating Our Children’ Archives

The Assault Against Black Males in Education – by Marcia Watson

The Assault Against Black Males in Education –  by Marcia Watson

 by Marcia Watson - African American Intellectual History Society Quote by Malcolm X I am a Black woman who is terrified to birth into this world: a son. The fear that I have mirrors the same apprehension many White female teachers have when a Black boy enters their classroom on the first day of school. However, whereas I’m scared for [...]

Why former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak should be the new MPS Superintendent

Why former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak should be the new MPS Superintendent

So what, who cares…superintendent Johnson “resigned”  (I know senators Champion and Hayden are celebrating). That’s really not a newsworthy issue. The issue should be, what does this mean for our children in the Minneapolis Public Schools and how fast can we get the district on track with the new and not-so-new board members coming on [...]

City Police pursue war on Black and Brown America

City Police pursue war on Black and Brown America

There will be no indictments of any police for the recent killings of children and black men in America. The grand jury will be told when a police officer feels threatened, his or her survival mechanism kicks in deep from within the human reptile brain; it seeks to live another day. Unfortunately, black and brown people in American are threatened, [...]

Part 2: Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Part 2: Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Young people across the country protesting against police murdering black folks. In Minneapolis the protests are for more money. Silly, someone got killed.

Why not Hannah Nicollet for Minnesota’s next Governor?

Why not Hannah Nicollet for Minnesota’s next Governor?

"Clowns to the left of her, Jokers to the right, her she is, Hannah Nicollet, stuck in the middle with "the people of Minnesota." (photo: The Uptake, edited by IBNN NEWS - Fair Use) I watched a debate last Sunday morning broadcast by Fox 9 News from the campus of Hamline University. I stood traumatized, in shock and no longer able to view [...]

Minnesota’s Education Commissioner: We are moving forward

Minnesota’s Education Commissioner: We are moving forward

It didn’t take EF Hutton to speak so people listened. When Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius spoke the people in the room listened. What can I say; people that do education right are cool. #dropthemic Minn. Depart. of Ed. Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and Don Allen. (photo: IBNN NEWS 2014 - All Rights [...]

Education Can’t Minimize Relationships

Education Can’t Minimize Relationships

David O’Fallon By David O’Fallon president of Minnesota Humanities Center. At the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), we are developing a strategy to transform education founded on a simple premise: Underlying the achievement gapis a relationship gap. An authentic person-to-person relationship is the foundation of learning, and it [...]

AmeriCorps Inner City Tutors Program Gets Short End Of Wage And Benefits Stick, But It’s The Children In North Minneapolis Who Pay The Ultimate Price…

AmeriCorps Inner City Tutors Program Gets Short End Of Wage And Benefits Stick, But It’s The Children In North Minneapolis Who Pay The Ultimate Price…

As posted by The Adventures of Johnny Northside Can somebody fit this? Minneapolis, Minn. - A recent article republished on Twin Cities Daily Planet, but originally published in Insight News, (click here for the article)highlights the fact our North Minneapolis schools need 150 tutors for math and literacy. In case that number didn't [...]

Governor Mark Dayton must create a transparent process when giving money to African Americans who have failed the black community

Governor Mark Dayton must create a transparent process when giving money to African Americans who have failed the black community

Community Standards Initiative’s (CSI) founder Alfred Flowers was not asked to attend Tuesday’s meeting with the governor and community freelancers. Sneaking around like Snidely Whiplash is bad business for the black community. (photo: snidely - fair use). by Don Allen, Founder - The Independent Business News Network A local group of [...]

Charter Schools: Why Not? It might be better than Minneapolis’ public school system – just keep the Minneapolis Public Schools out of the charter school business

Charter Schools: Why Not? It might be better than Minneapolis’ public school system – just keep the Minneapolis Public Schools out of the charter school business

Many say Charter Schools are “FOR PROFIT ONLY.” You will be lucky to get a hand full of good teachers that would accept Charter Schools low salaries and qualifications. But if we do not find a solution sooner, is it okay to let children K-12 be dumbed-down further in the Minneapolis Public School System? MPS needs to do the right [...]

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