“Let’s Be Clear: ‘Brown v. Board’ Was About School Choice As A Civil Rights Issue”

Not being born in this country makes me even more curious about why things came to be the way they are. Lack of teachers of color in the classroom, higher suspension rates for brown students (even in preschool), and…why the NAACP’s call for a moratorium on charter schools smells reeeal fishy. Matt Halvorson and I are both […]

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Mother-Daughter 100 Book Challenge: For More Than The Struggling Reader

by Basilisa Perkins, mother of 2 and public health educator in Broward County, FL. Advocate for her girls and, at times, homeschool teacher to her daughter with special needs. Kate and I started a reading challenge 2 years ago. We would read 100 books together. I want Kate to love books, but not just because learning to read and reading to […]

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Deadline Is Closing To Add Our Touch To The Master Plan. Chime In!

The master plan which governs the way Florida handles its education issues is currently under construction. The plan is in the phase where we, as citizens and parents, get to chime in before it moves forward. This is our chance!! We only have until July 31. Why should you care? Whether or not your have school-age children, education […]

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Broward Schools Is Suing The State!

The last educational laws which cleared the house were controversial to say the least. Underhanded tactics were used to bundle lots of good stuff everyone wanted with HIGHLY controversial legislation, funding charter schools to build practically on top of failing traditional public schools. But Broward Schools is fighting back calling the move unconstitutional. Read why here in the […]

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Trying To Read Turned Her Into The Most Unhappy, Miserable Version Of Herself

by Basilisa Perkins, mother of 2 and public health educator in Broward County, FL. Advocate for her girls and, at times, homeschool teacher to her daughter with special needs. Exciting. Delightful. A joyful experience for the mind and soul, escaping into other worlds. This is the power of reading. Frustrated. Discouraged. Feeling like a failure. Being locked […]

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