Fighting Formosa in solidarity with Rise St. James

On a sunny, cold Tuesday afternoon, 20 or so of us pile into a school bus bound for Vacherie.  (Why don’t school buses have seat belts?) Most of us are members of Justice and Beyond, a black-led New Orleans coalition of justice-seeking organizations.

Time to get real about ‘open’ enrollment: what works, what’s a workaround?

I was proud that, as the most recent school performance scores were released,  the state honored Harriet Tubman Charter School for both “equity” in its admissions practices and for achieving “top gains” in its academic performance. The twin designations mean that Tubman students of all ethnicities, economic backgrounds, and special-need status are making strong academic gains at the same rate.