Like Thieves in the Night: Deceptive CPS Student Service Cuts Spark Principal Uprising

September 29, 2015

Source: Like Thieves in the Night: Deceptive CPS Student Service Cuts Spark Principal Uprising

A Chicago Teacher Responds to a Principal’s “Love Letter”

September 20, 2015

Source: A Chicago Teacher Responds to a Principal’s “Love Letter”


September 9, 2015



September 9, 2015



So yesterday,  a friend reminded me that as a parent you have to stay involved. Be engaged.

It isn’t always that easy.409390_2805758636169_649842007_n

There are teachers and administrators who believe it is there job to separate you from your children, because you are holding them back.

There are perfectly normal developmental phases where children clam up to individualize.

So here is my tip.

Ask your kids to tell you about their day.

I am sure that you, like me, ask “how is your day?” and your kids says “fine” and you say “good”.

This was my story until I heard a man on TV tell a story about getting busted by his dad, a teacher, for skipping school.

His father would ask this man and siblings about each class.  So on this occasion the father asked how was English Lit, and the man related a variation of…

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can an African American appropriate African Culture? can a Polish American appropriate Polish Culture?

September 7, 2015

First you Survive/ Then you Thrive

So I read this article

For the life of me, I need to know:

Can Black people culturally appropriate one other?

It’s a nuanced question that seems to either set tempers aflare or create vacuums of silence in a room but, after going through pictures taken at the latest Afropunk Festival, it’s definitely one that I have to ask.

And if Blacks can, why is the disgust and uproar surrounding this ongoing phenomenon only reserved for instances when White people appropriate us?

Please read the article for yourself so that I don’t influence you with my interpretation of the authors query.

my response to the article was as visceral as it was not nuanced. I felt orphaned yet again. Having been stolen from my mother by a father who didnt love to learn that my mother didnt care either really pissed me off.

1. My first thought was…

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Albert Maysles’ maxim “Tyranny is the deliberate removal of nuance”…Media is of course where this form of tyranny is most obvious.”

September 4, 2015

Black Lives Matter

September 3, 2015

First you Survive/ Then you Thrive

#BlackLivesMatter is only a hate group if you hate black lives.

Calling for the very quality diminishes means no one.

Hating those who called for a quality reveals the evil nature of your heart.

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