Unschooling: Pretoria Girls High Protest Is Exhibit A For Why Our Kids Should Learn Differently

There's a connection between how uncomfortable adults are with children who are confident and the backlash the girls at Pretoria Girls High School faced for refusing to chemically-straighten their hair. Unschooler Akilah Richards breaks it down.

– Sep 15, 2016

Following Colin Kaepernick’s Lead: Should Student Athletes Kneel?

This mom fully supports Colin Kaepernick's anti-anthem stance. But having her children follow suit during games on their new teams isn't so easy.

– Sep 14, 2016

When Diversity in the Classroom is Done Wrong

An educator breaks down how diversity in the classroom only counts when the school administration knows visitors are watching.

– Aug 24, 2016

In Defense Of Public School: It Is What We Parents Make It

Are there crappy public schools? Of course. But not all of them are broken. Public schools are what we parents make them. And I’m glad we opened our eyes.

– Aug 22, 2016

A Day With HIV: A Black Mom Shares Her Story Of Diagnosis and Survival

In honor of A Day With HIV, Masonia Traylor, a Black mom of two, talks diagnosis, survival and concrete ways to strike down barriers for HIV-infected moms.

– Sep 21, 2015

Michael Robinson’s Diabetes Jail Death Over Child Support Was Cruel

Michael Robinson got arrested for failing to pay child support and died after being denied life-saving insulin. It's time to advocate for prisoner's rights.

– Aug 25, 2015

As Ferguson Prepares For the Anniversary of Mike Brown’s Shooting, a Touching Video Highlights Langston Hughes “Kids Who Die.”

The anniversary of Mike Brown's shooting inspired this reflection on the deaths of children killed at the hands of police and racists, set to the words of Langston Hughes' prophetic anti-lynching poem, "Kids Who Die."

– Aug 7, 2015

‘Teaching Center’: Key & Peele Video Imagines What Would Happen If We Feted Teachers Like Star Athletes

In this hilarious Key & Peele video, Boyd Maxwell and Perry Schmidt report on the latest developments in the exciting world of pro teaching.

– Aug 6, 2015

Blood at the Root: Sandra Bland, A Broken System and Teaching Brown Babies How to Live Free

Our Faith & Motherhood columnist talks Sandra Bland and wrestling with not knowing how to teach her brown baby how to live free.

How to Talk to White Children About Race: Here’s How To Avoid Raising Another Rachel Dolezal

Want to avoid raising a delusional kid who thinks being Black is "cool"? Consider these tips for how to talk to white children about race.

– Jul 23, 2015
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