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…

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…

Article: A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

[We’re wrapping up high school application season and entering notification season — no tears so far but we anticipate disappoint and euphoria and, related to this article, tough decisions for families. How will parents select what schools their student attends? Intriguing thoughts below. (Also thanks Thomas for passing this along to me!)] A New Study…