Broward Will Protect All Children, No Matter What the Feds Say.

Are the problems transgender youth face considered a civil rights issue? Our previous and current administrations definitely disagree on whether Title IX applies to transgender students.  Title IX is the federal law banning discrimination, based on sex, in educational institutions that get federal funding. Last week, the Trump administration pulled back guidance issued by the Obama team to public schools on bathroom access for transgender students. The previous Obama […]

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It’s Tuesday, And You Should Know…

Oh, what a week!  Today’s is the anti-blog post. Monday was as all Monday’s are…hectic.  Which is why this to-go-weekly-heads-up on education comes to the palm of your hand on a Tuesday.  It also gives you time to DO something before Friday. But, this week I’m not sure how productive I will be before Friday.  I may sulk, […]

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I Was Undocumented. DACA Would Have Saved Me and Miami-Dade Would Have Sold Me Out.

Miami-Dade was the county I entered at the start of my life in the US.  I attended high school as an undocumented immigrant for my first few months. If my family did not have the benefit of legalization after entry, I would have been a DACA student.  Miami was also the first to react to the president’s executive order against Sanctuary […]

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Accountability May Be Hard for Legislators, But It’s Pretty Clear for Parents. Respect Me as a Consumer Who Has Choices.

I was 14 when I came to this country and entered high school.  It wasn’t until my senior year that I learned I had completed all my required course load early. I had no idea I could have participated in dual-enrollment, or even started college one year earlier. In this instance, the system failed me. Fast forward […]

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Broward’s Painful Holiday Season

Broward has had a rough holiday season. On Friday, January 6th, we suffered an attack at our airport here in Fort Lauderdale where 5 persons lost their lives and 8 others injured as many returned from holiday travel. On the same day, we buried a student and a teacher, 8-year old Rasheed Cunningham and veteran […]

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Safety in the Classroom Faces New Threats

Teaching is a noble profession.  Isn’t that what we say?  I kinda think we say that because it’s sacrificial… like being a soldier.  After all, don’t we always talk about our teachers being on the “frontlines” and “fighting” for our kids?  Sounds sacrificial to me. So, are we protecting teachers?  Are we showing them great honor for their “sacrifice”?  I think at the very […]

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