Author: Brian Love

I Believe We Should Put More Pencils in the Classroom. Not Pistols.

Once again, I’ve had to spend a lot of time explaining our nation’s mass shooting epidemic to my 19 and 15 year-old children. I worry about their college campus being shot up. And after the Parkland shooting in Florida, my 15-year-old daughter is worried that nothing is being done to make her generation’s classrooms safer.   President Trump has suggested…

Black Panther…..Superheroes, Educators and Mentors

I could not have said it any better than the way Kenya Bradshaw entitled her blog, “Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom.” Kenya is the Vice President of Community Engagement for TNTP in Memphis, Tennessee. As we reflect during Black History Month and the importance of empowering Black folks…

Black History Month Showcases Black Education Leadership

Last Saturday, I got an opportunity to see a rare sight: A Black education leader leading an empowerment conference for Black educators. The event was at Detroit’s Henry Ford Academy in Midtown. Curtis Lewis, Ph.D., is the founder of Black Male Educators Alliance of Michigan. This group’s objectives are to recruit more teachers of color and support/empower them as they…

Detroit Needs Real Conversation About Education. Period!

The following Letter to the Editor was published in the Michigan Chronicle on 1/16/2018. I hope it motivates you to engage in the all important conversation of “everyone” pulling together to improve education in Detroit. There are many conversations about how charter schools have ruined public education in the United States, particularly in Detroit. But most of these conversations have…

How Can Grosse Pointe School Board Member Talk About “Charter School Segregation.”

It is interesting (and surprising!) that Grosse Pointe School Board member Christopher Profeta tweeted, “US charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation.” Which means charter schools are the cause for segregation in urban America. That is a lot coming from a school district that is predominantly white and does not allow Detroiters to attend his school district. The Grosse…

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