Tag: Black parents

CPS Moms

Reopening Negotiations Get Quiet While Parents Get Loud

Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union continued talks this week about how to reopen district schools safely for families who want an in-person option. But so far, there’s no deal. Chalkbeat Chicago keeps track of the blow-by-blow here. While talks continue behind closed doors, parents are speaking out publicly about the challenges of remote learning and the lack…

We Have to Get Education Right for Black Students and Families in 2020

Y’all, it’s the year 2020. There’s no reason why only 15% of Black eighth graders are reading with proficiency. There’s no excuse as to why Black kids have the lowest national averages in math. And there’s no reason why their talents should be undermined and thrown away because of the color of their skin or where they live.


The NAACP made news last week when it called for a moratorium on public charter schools, while a coalition of over 50 other groups called the Movement For Black Lives proposed “An End to the Privatization of Education.” In effect this would mean an end to charter schools that today serve millions of low-income children of color. In doing so these groups, one…

5 Questions Every Black Parent Needs to Ask Their Child’s Teacher and School

A child’s education begins at home. With that being said, it’s imperative that parent’s become actively involved in their child’s education, especially Black parents. Oakland educator, Charles Cole III, has 5 questions every Black parent needs to ask their child’s teacher and school. I spent nearly five years at a nonprofit focused on getting students in and through college. Many…