By: Nate Morris, senior editor TULSA, OK – For nearly ninety minutes, a packed room at the Tulsa Public Schools Education Service Center sat at rapt attention as speaker after speaker approached […]
In such a crucial time, how does a youth learn?: Through repetitive action of repeating something over and over and over and over until finally, it becomes their, own, thoughts — learned behaviors.
“Because of these experiences, your eyes are opened up. The immense challenges we face as a city that can sometimes make you feel helpless now become something you feel passionate about,”
If you preach integration but practice segregation, are an educator who’s a closet subscriber to the belief gap, and a champion of equity but complain about what underserved students need, you’re a complicit hypocrite.
When I saw the publicly displayed outrage on social media from Black Americans, concerning musical-artist R. Kelly’s predatory behavior and I White homeless man’s assault on a Black Mc Donald’s employee, I simultaneously thought about why the same communal disapproval of America’s abysmal educational treatment of Black students hasn’t been equivalently shown.
Rigorous research suggests that low-income, nonwhite students in urban areas tend to perform better if enrolled in charter schools instead of traditional public schools.
Pending the Board’s formal acceptance of Vice President Decker’s resignation and following the guidelines set forth in Board Policy 1102, the Board would consider appointment of a qualified resident from District 5 who would serve the remainder of the term which runs through 2020.