Author: Bernita Bradley

Afraid To Go To School

I’ve never been so concerned about dropping my daughter off at school as I am today. The biggest concern is that she too has thoughts in the back of her head about what could happen. She wonders what it will be like if a door slams too loud. Should she tell if a student seems weird or off today? If…

No To New Charter Schools But Yes To Prisons? SMH!

    According to the Detroit Free Press, Superintendent Vitti suggested that a piece of land be put on the biddling block to help build new prisons. Meanwhile, Vitti denies families new schools just because they’re public charters. New schools are a threat, but new prisons are the answer to helping DPSCD gain new funds. Wow! Is the war against…

Black Mothers, Guilty As Charged

  I stand accused yet guilty Knowing very well the charges placed before me. No plea for mercy from the court, or throwing myself at its feet. I stand! Ready to face these charges that will run consecutively. Wrists clenched together, prepared to be cuffed until I am found guilty. Guilty of all charges! I admit it is I whose…

Single Parent Households Are The Reason Schools Are Failing

Once again the blame is placed on those who suffer from systemic racism. “That is because, Kirsanow argues, the biggest challenge facing many students is not the funding of their schools but what he calls “the deleterious consequences of single parent families.” We have such a long way to go to get equality for all schools.

Diary of An Angry Black Mom in Education

Being a mother angry about education is one thing but to be a black mother angry about education can sometimes get you labeled. How do I write about good things when the moment you do, another heavy issue arises that negatively impacts our children? When you write about advocating for black children, you’re deemed too militant. When you advocate for…

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