No Child Left Behind

No Child Left Behind = No Child Reaching Full Potential When Congress approved this piece of legislation, they applauded themselves and persuaded the American public into believing Education Reform was well underway.   This bill was passed into law in 2001 and I am anxiously awaiting the positive reform it promises. The goals of NCLB were…

Stand Tall

“If I stand tall, it is because I stand on the backs of those who came before me.” –Iyanla Vanzant A few weeks ago while sitting in my living room, my roommate and I were watching the television/awards show “Black Girls Rock” on Black Entertainment Television (BET). I’ve never been one to watch BET, though…

Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child…

“A Hand to Guide Me”

“It takes a tribe to raise a child.  You have to have people who are interacting with each other to raise a child, people who are connected to that child” -Colin Powell In “A Hand to Guide Me,” Denzel Washington crafts an inspirational work which focuses not only on leaders but also on the individuals…

Our Students

“I’m seeing students everyday who are facing serious issues in their lives.” Recently, I’ve been struck by the idea that each of our students are individuals. Of course, I’ve known this to some extent, but take a moment and think about it. Each and every student we come into contact with is an individual with…