To say that our reality has changed since the coronavirus outbreak began would be a drastic understatement from advocates who work to close equity gaps and ensure positive outcomes for all our children, youth and families. A more pressing fact has been the lack of sufficient action from Cong…
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
As Michigan schools begin announcing their plans for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, please remember that the issue of safely educating students during a pandemic is massively complex.
Friday, July 03, 2020
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
His ancestry was one of royalty reduced to slavery. Hundreds of years of slavery followed by some years of freedom and prosperity. Then another period of slavery. It seemed that his family was doomed to never be truly free. Even at the time of his birth, they were only semi free.
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
‘Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony. Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don’t we?” Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder collaborated on that song nearly 40 years ago. Many of us heard the positive aspects of the song, a call for racial harmony. How many of us heard the…
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Imagine your block, with homes on both sides of the street. One house is on fire. The fire department comes to put the fire out because that home, and the adjacent homes, are in serious danger.
I had a professor back in college who regularly said that we often “see but don’t observe.” That line has stuck with me many years later, as it seems this is how we often make decisions in our society today.