Help Us Stand Up to Racism in New York in the People’s March for Education Justice

Teacher and students at school door

New York State has continuously decided to neglect the educational opportunities it provides to students in Black, Brown, and low-income neighborhoods. With tyrant Trump around, we need a state government that will decide to not only stand up for our most vulnerable communities, but to finally right it’s wrongs. New York has a history of […]

A Crusade for Billions? How a Betsy DeVos Department of Education Could Lead to a Massive Transfer of Public Funds into the Private Sector

On Monday, January 30, 2017, hundreds of patient protectors braved the bitter New York City cold to stand firmly in defiance against the impending appointment of billionaire school-choice crusader Betsy DeVos, 58, for Secretary of Education. The brazen assembly, short on time yet not lacking hope, was among one of many gatherings crisscrossing the nation. […]

Organizing to Integrate

Photos of students in school hallway

New York City, not unlike other major metropolitan regions in the U.S., faces a stubborn and layered system of segregation, which separate students by socio-economic status, ability, language background, race/ethnicity, and so on. These categories predict (almost acutely) who our schools will serve well, and who they will neglect. The NYU Metro Center is committed […]

Dear white folks, how will we march on?

Two teachers talking

On Saturday, January 28th, 2017, Shaun King, writer and civil rights activist, wrote this on Facebook, “Today has been, without a doubt, one of the most despicably inhumane days in my lifetime as an American citizen. Grievously inhumane. This day will go down in history as a deeply unethical, unnecessary, unconstitutional day of pain and […]

Gender DJ’s: Youth Remixing Gender

Recently I was watching my daily dose of Ellen and on came Katie Couric. Remember her? She’s the comeback kid who lost her husband prematurely to color cancer in at the age of 42. Katie, as you may recall is an American journalist who has appeared in a number of TV venues—and probably best known […]

‘Born with Dreams’: A Need for Conversation on Immigration and Education in New York City

We are born with dreams in our hearts, looking for better days ahead. At the gates we are given new papers, our old clothes are taken and we are given overalls like mechanics wear. We are given shots and doctors ask questions. Then we gather in another room where counselors orient us to the new […]