Black Swans do Exist by Jared Hunter

There’s a lot of meat to dissect here and I’m sure that most of you already know what I’m talking about, but I’ll give a basic context and move into the more pointed observations I came away with. On Wednesday afternoon, ROI (a New Jersey-based online business press outlet) published an article after having interviewed … Continue reading Black Swans do Exist by Jared Hunter

Court Rules with Parents and NAACP that Camden Deserves a Vote on School Board

Camden residents just won a huge victory in the ongoing efforts to get a vote on whether their school board should be elected. Here’s some of the details from my piece at Blue Jersey.  The nitty gritty is this: in 2010 the MRERA (the legislation that created a municipal take over of Camden, but also … Continue reading Court Rules with Parents and NAACP that Camden Deserves a Vote on School Board

The Other Legacy of Brown v. BOE: The Removal of Black Teachers by Rann Miller

Thanks to Rann Miller for another fantastic guest post.  Increased attention has been given to the need for more Black teachers in public schools. Scholars and journalists alike have offered evidence that show the importance of Black teachers; to Black students in particular. Math and reading achievement is significantly positively influenced by the race/ethnicity of … Continue reading The Other Legacy of Brown v. BOE: The Removal of Black Teachers by Rann Miller

Camden Roundup: from Coates to Costco, Camden High to Holtec

Reading Ta-Nehisi Coates challenges me. He is among the writers that have pushed me furthest out of my comfort zone, and among the writers that have helped me make the most sense of what I see in my studies here in Camden. All of that said, go read his article feature The First White President. It’s … Continue reading Camden Roundup: from Coates to Costco, Camden High to Holtec

Camden’s Day-to-Day Competition for Students

There’s a new normal in Camden. Advertisements for charter schools at bus stops. Jockeying over buildings as schools close. Whispers that schools are sorting into a pecking order. Even a group of charter schools opting out of the universal enrollment program, and facing fierce criticism from the school district. While the pace of school closures, … Continue reading Camden’s Day-to-Day Competition for Students