Category Archives: Education

Music: The Black Kids and the Girls Quit — Uh, no.

My daughters are mad at me.  Well, at any given time at least one of my children is always mad at me.  It’s basic statistics — and being a parent of teens.   But they are just going to have … Continue reading

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Are Professional Internships the “The New Slavery”?

Here’s the question, “Are Long-Term Professional  Unpaid Internships the New Slavery”? The answer is a resounding NO.  NO! NO! NO!  No serious conversation about the ills of long-term, unpaid, professional internships should have any comparison whatsoever to the Transatlantic Slave … Continue reading

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Intersection of Race and Gender — In My House

My teen son, an excellent student and high achiever is the oldest and the only boy.  We are black.  (I’ll explain another day why I use black instead of African-American).   The television was on in the background and I … Continue reading

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Back to School, Forced Facebooking

It’s a difficult time of year for me, as a parent of teens.   Some of my children have horrible study habits that I battle all the time.  I fight with the kids, but I’m also fighting with the school … Continue reading

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Summer Reading, The Minimum Requirements

As my children peruse the Summer Reading list I notice the difference between the Honors classes and the next level down, College Prep.  An overwhelming majority of the children from my kids’ school go to four year colleges, so it’s … Continue reading

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