Guest Commentary: Is Progressivism Letting Down Our Kids?
A longtime educator/activist bemoans the dilemma of progressive cities like Philly, where everyone progresses, except for Black and Brown children.
Black Teachers Are Not Enough
A Mastery principal notes that schools also need support to keep those—and all—teachers in their jobs
Citizen Of The Week: Nasihah Thompson-King
As her Mastery-Shoemaker principal attests, the high schooler benched from basketball because of her hijab is a freedom fighter for our times
I’ve Known Gun Violence
A Mastery high school principal who is both a gun owner and gunshot victim on why guns in schools makes kids less safe
“Black History is Yours to Make”
A Mastery principal who boycotted the NFL this year is grateful to the Eagles—for helping him demonstrate that activism matters
MLK’s “Burning House”
A Mastery high school principal says the civil rights leader may have begun with integration—but that’s not where he landed
An Open Letter to Principals
In honor of National Principals Month, Mastery Shoemaker’s leader lays out the 12 lessons he’s learned to do the job well
The Citizen Recommends: National Black Male Educators Convening
A Mastery principal and advocate hosts a conference to bring together—and grow—the ranks of black teachers