Gwen: 2019: THE YEAR OF BLACK & BROWN PARENTS ESCAPING THE BURNING SCHOOL HOUSE OF SO-CALLED INTEGRATION – AT LEAST IN CONNECTICUT

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year! That was the collective chant across the globe twenty-four hours ago. Sad to say, yesterday, January 1, 2019 marks the end of the holiday season of goodwill towards all. The gifts of love that appeared abundant, since November 2018, will fade fast, especially for vulnerable children. As the saying goes, we are back to business as usual. While many … Continue reading Gwen: 2019: THE YEAR OF BLACK & BROWN PARENTS ESCAPING THE BURNING SCHOOL HOUSE OF SO-CALLED INTEGRATION – AT LEAST IN CONNECTICUT

Was School Integration a Blessing or a Curse?

Was school integration a blessing or a curse?  This is a question I debate frequently with people who are education advocates for students of color.  We have a mess on our hands. As a black parent, I can’t even move because I don’t know how my black twin sons will fare in another school.  (If you don’t already know this…just because a school has an … Continue reading Was School Integration a Blessing or a Curse?