A Dream Deferred (My Years in the Detroit Charter Schools)_Beagood1

I entered teaching by accident (if you believe in such a thing). In education circles, we refer to such accidents as “the calling.” Some fortunate teachers have experienced the sheer bliss that comes from the realization of your life’s purpose. I am one of them. Continue reading A Dream Deferred (My Years in the Detroit Charter Schools)_Beagood1

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When Being an Idealist is No Longer Enough (Reflections on the 2016 Election)

I don’t know why it’s a dirty thing to be a progressive. I don’t know why I should feel shame in being passionate and caring about those that are less fortunate than I. Because I am very fortunate. I’m aware of what my skin color means for me. What my education means for me. What my ability to have an education means for me. Continue reading When Being an Idealist is No Longer Enough (Reflections on the 2016 Election)

The Front Street Crew. (My friend “S” and our plan to rule the world…ish).

We were divine. My family was on the corner in the green house. S was next door. His mom was friends with my dad. They smoked many cigarettes and talked across the fence all the time. I loved his mom, … Continue reading The Front Street Crew. (My friend “S” and our plan to rule the world…ish).