Save The Date: Announcing the 2022 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, Jan. 31-Feb 4th!

The Black Lives Matter at School movement is preparing to launch its 6th annual national Week of Action, from January 31st through February 4th, 2022!  Last year in the wake of the 2020 uprising, BLM at School tripled in size, with many more communities all over the country registering on the NEA's website to demonstrate …

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Black Lives Matter at School Planning Events–Get Ready for the Week of Action!

BLM at School Week of Action, Jan 31st-Feb 4th, 2022 Time to get ready for Black Lives Matter at School's Week of Action! The Black Lives Matter at School annual Week of Action is coming right up and several major events have been organized to help prepare people to join this vital national mobilization. This …

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Announcing The Blue Tide’s new January 6th single: “Right Time (To Sing the Blues)”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvFE9jv1_Io Announcing The Blue Tide's new single: Right Time (To Sing the Blues)I am excited to announce that today the band I started with my lifelong friend Daniel Rapport--The Blue Tide--is releasing our new single, "Right Time (To Sing the Blues)." The song is part of our Plague Blues album that will drop in early 2022 …

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Our Opt-Out Letter: “These standardized tests can’t measure our son”

This is the opt-out letter we wrote for our son. I sent it to the principal of my son's middle school asking that he be dismissed from the Smarter Balanced test, explaining our reasoning, and attempting to build common cause in a struggle for a larger purpose for education. While this letter is deeply personal to me and describes a lot of the very specific reasons why my son won't be taking these tests, I encourage you to meditate on your own children's beautiful qualities and then write your own opt-out letter to your school principal.