Advocacy in the Age of Colorblindness

A student of color is courageous enough to share his story, and what do adults do? Dismiss and invalidate his experiences by arguing what they believe he and students in similar situations need. Go ahead, say you are “fighting for students,” but you can’t truly fight for students if you aren’t listening to them–all of … Continue reading

#ResistTFA Twitter Chat and Photo Campaign!

#ResistTFA Twitter Chat and Photo Campaign!

As some of you may know, Students United for Public Education has been holding a “Students Resisting Teach for America” campaign since October. We’re going for another huge push tomorrow (2\17). We’re aiming to get #ResistTFA trending on Twitter. Starting at 8:30pm EST, those in support of our campaign will begin expressing why they do … Continue reading

Student Op-Eds on Teach for America

For the past couple months, I’ve seen an increasing number of student op-eds being submitted to university newspapers. In honor of our Students Resisting Teach for America campaign led by Students United for Public Education, I figured it’d be useful to compile a list of these articles. Feel free to check them out and share! … Continue reading

When the War on Teachers Hits Home Part 2

When the War on Teachers Hits Home Part 2

A few weeks ago I wrote about the conflict regarding my former teachers at Egg Harbor Twp. Last night I attended their board meeting. Which was, well, quite a show to say the least. It included the Board of Education‘s president, James Galvin, referring to the teachers as, “You people,” (Huh, I guess Chris Christie’s … Continue reading

When the War On Teachers Hits Home–Literally.

When the War On Teachers Hits Home–Literally.

I never imagined I’d be writing a post like this. As many of you know, I often try my hardest to bring light to the attacks happening on teachers from various locations. We can’t deny that our struggles are all intertwined. Yet, never did I imagine I’d be writing to bring light to what’s happening … Continue reading