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65 Years After Brown: We Are Doing Worse Than Ever

“Let me be clear: Black and Latino children do not need to sit next to white children in order to learn and achieve at the highest levels. The problem is that educational, material and financial resources follow white children.”   By Basir Mchawi        It’s official now. According to a new report, Harming Our […]readmore

The Most Racially Progressive any NYC Teacher can be is

  By Michael A. Johnson As a principal, I’ve met teachers I wouldn’t want anywhere near my kids, and then there were many great and wonderful teachers who I’d hire 100 times over, regardless of that teacher’s race or nationality. Black students can’t wait for America to get its “racial act” together; they need a […]readmore

Education of Our Children Is Moving Front & Center In

Due to the pioneering efforts of such scholars as Dr. Andrea Taylor (left), interest in the fields of technology and science by young women is picking up steam.  DivaSteam, that is.  Dr. Taylor is the volunteer director of the divaSTEAM robotics program located at the Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant.  A lifelong life-long resident […]readmore

Dr. Joy DeGruy: An Intimate Conversation at MEC

By Mary Alice Miller An overflow crowd gathered at Medgar Evers College to welcome Dr. Joy DeGruy back to Brooklyn. They came to hear an update of her internationally acclaimed cultural theories of healing intergenerational trauma among African-Americans. Dr. DeGruy did not disappoint. Audience laughter and applause punctuated Dr. DeGruy’s journey through her ground-breaking research […]readmore

Highly Touted Gifted & Talented Program In Bed-Stuy Has Two

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy holds summit with P.S. 3 Principal Beecher By Stephen Witt A Bedford-Stuyvesant public school is in danger of losing its highly touted Gifted & Talented program after its pipeline grades were dismantled, and the Department of Education (DOE) is steering its G &T students to programs in Prospect Heights and Park […]readmore

DOE Under De Blasio Administration Remains A mystery

Hints given from interview with  key de Blasio education ally By Stephen Witt In a switch from campaign to administrative mode, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has apparently issued an order of silence on Zakivah Ansari, his transition team pick concerned with the city’s Department of Education’s future plans. Ansari currently serves as Advocacy Director of […]readmore

Black’s “Slip” at Meeting is Slap Across the Face of

For the Sake of the Children, Cathie Black Must Go The latest Freudian juxtapositions of school’s Chancellor Cathie Black — on the even of Martin Luther King Jr. anniversary celebrations –were “more fuel for the fire” in the growing effort to oust Ms. Black from her position, said Councilman Charles Barron in a press conference […]readmore

At Witt's End

New York City WikiLeaks I’d like to see… If  Julian Assange ever gets out of jail, I would be the first journalist to invite him to work some magic on the Big Apple. Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, which has obtained and released hundreds of thousands of international classified documents causing an uproar in […]readmore