Recent Posts

Latest From the Blog

When Home Is Not Safe, Why Some Children Need a Brick and Mortar School

The most terrifying and dangerous experiences I had as a child were at home.  I am not alone.  My mother battled demons, and heard voices, including those telling her to kill her child.  An innocent game of hide and seek turned into a terrifying game of hide or die. ...

Even During a Crisis, Every Child Deserves Access to a Quality Education

The debate over whether kids should go back to school this fall has, unfortunately, become heavily partisan. Many have criticized the Trump Administration for insisting, despite record COVID-19 surges in many areas, that all schools reopen and threatening to withhold funding if they don't. Recent polling, too,...

Biden’s Unity Task Force Ignores Black Lives

I am a quintessential American Democrat, a New York Jew raised by teachers union members whose own parents endured brutal bigotry before they escaped Eastern Europe. Educational equity was exalted in my home. My sisters and I were raised in an ethos steeped in social justice and...

No Easy Choices Except to Be Kind (and Butt Out!)

If we are to survive the stress and uncertainty of this year’s school reopenings, we are going to have to learn how to lead from a place of grace and empathy. None of this is easy. There are not any good, let alone, perfect options. The conditions...