Veteran education writer Peter Meyer is elected to a school board in upstate New York and, just as Dr. King did in 1959, begins to question the wisdom of putting young black minds into the hands of a white school system.
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December 16, 2014
Teachers unions and school reformers often force teachers to pick a side—district or charter—and stick to it; however, more teachers need to cross that invisible line.
September 09, 2014
When it comes to decreasing the dropout rate, some kids just need a hefty dose of "Mama."
June 18, 2014
With the Warriors Boys Book Club now over, but I'll be analyzing the results from this experiment for at least the next four years.
June 04, 2014
A great lesson in my boys club goes terribly wrong. This is what I learned and what I hope the boys learned, too.
May 07, 2014
After just two weeks, Nine out of the ten students in my Warriors Boys Book Club are achieving new-found success. Rewards, footage of Kevin Durant, and a book about middle school students torturing their teacher are yielding strong results.
April 23, 2014
A follow-up to my first blog about my Reading Warriors all-boys book club, I update readers on how the first day went. I want to help ten hard-to-reach Latino boys how be successful students, but this project is turning out to be much more interesting than I expected.
April 02, 2014
Can offering more boy-orientated, relevant texts and freeing up the space for more dialogue and self-expression turn ten boys who are indifferent to school into well-behaved students who do their homework and enjoy reading? That's the experiment.
February 25, 2014
I got an education in the truest sense of the word while attending a predominantly white university. Persevering through loneliness and being misunderstood at college worked to build my character and identity, as did being exposed to opera, classical music and European travel.
November 13, 2013
Educators need to think twice about the way we classify parents unto the "good" and "bad" categories. Every parent should be seen as a work in progress, just as we are, as well as our students. Schools have to put systems in place to provide quality supports to all the various constituents of the school community.