Article: Why White Parents Won’t Choose Black Schools

[This resonates with the experience of me and my parents in choosing what schools to send me to. Countless conversations with other white parents revolved around their concern, fear, and disdain for my parents’ choice in sending me to the least white high school in the county. “Do you feel safe?” we were asked, “Is…

Article: A Prescription for More Black Doctors

[Xavier University is a tiny HBCU in New Orleans that hits way above its weight in sending students to med school. The secret to their success is, in part, in creating a cooperative culture, instead of the usual competitive one that dominates pre-med courses at most universities. How does one build a cooperative culture in a…

Podcast: Assessing The $100 Million Upheaval Of Newark’s Public Schools

[Interesting summary of Dale Russakoff’s investigation into the Newark, NJ education reforms of the last five years. A few things stood out to me: Russakoff makes clear that reform needs to be a “process that is rooted in community” instead of the efforts of billionaires from the outside. And, the KIPP school that Russakoff visited with…