Trayvon Martin

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“Liberty and Justice for Some?” she asked.

Originally posted at A 7th grader asked me: “Why do we have to say the Pledge of Allegiance everyday?” “Why do you ask?” I said. “I don’t know what it means really. I don’t think anybody does. And, the part I kind of understand doesn’t really seem true for everyone.” “Which part is that?” … Continue reading

Don’t Bring Dangeres things.

Before we opened our school, we decided that we wouldn’t have any hat or hoodie policy at all. We knew that in our first year we were enrolling many students with overwhelmingly negative experiences with authority in school. We worked to avoid as many power struggles as possible. We also acknowledged hats and hoodies as … Continue reading

Educating Trayvon Martin

As an educator, I feel that I must speak out on the outrageous injustice regarding the Trayvon Martin case. As you probably already know, Trayvon Martin is a 17-year-old African-American high school student who was accosted and shot dead by a self-appointed “neighborhood watchman” while walking home in his neighborhood. This happened a month ago, … Continue reading

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