Liberators, meet Rocky. Rocky is a year and a half old orange tabby who loves bacon, tuna, tummy rubs, and "playing" with squirrels. He also thinks he's right all the time, insists that everyone should fend for themselves, and talks back to me and Miles constantly. If we're being totally honest, he's kind of a shithead. … Continue reading Devil’s Advo-cat: How a Puppet Revolutionized Our Political Parenting
Back when I was pregnant with Bean, I had every intention of following the American Academy of Pediatrics' guideline saying that babies and toddlers younger than age 2 should not have any screen time (this guidance has since been changed). My mom would tell me, "Talk to me in two years and we'll see if you … Continue reading The Best TV Shows and Movies for Open-Minded Kids
Welcome back to Learning Liberation's series on Cops out of Schools, Part 3. This week, I take a look at what happens after a student is disciplined by police in school. Did you miss Parts 1 and 2? Check them out: Part 1: The Problem is Not PR, It's Brutality Part 2: Do They Keep Our Students … Continue reading More Harm Than Good? What Happens When Cops Discipline Kids
Five and a half months ago, I, along with thirty other public education outlets, stood outside Senator Lamar Alexander's office in my hometown, speaking out against the nomination of Betsy DeVos and the agenda to privatize public education. When she was confirmed as Secretary of Education shortly afterwards, I was once again moved to speak … Continue reading Why I Chose (a) Charter
A couple of days ago a meme starting going around Facebook about Mitch McConnell’s history of surviving polio The thing is, beyond the fact that McConnell did in fact have Polio as a child, the rest of the text is false. His care was not government funded. He received care at the frankly prestigious Warm […] … Continue reading REPOST: crippledscholar — No, Mitch McConnell’s Polio Treatment Wasn’t Government funded and it Likely Influenced his views on Healthcare
"You don't read this many rejection letters for a decade and come out of it with all your confidence in tact. But I truly believe that the struggle was worth it. Many years of trying to be what bosses, donors, co-workers, and students wanted me to be taught me a lot about what it means to be my full self."
Hey fam! This week, I'm proud to introduce y'all to an inspiring freedom fighter: Cazembe Jackson. I've been lucky to call him my friend and comrade since I moved to the South, and his dedication to justice, intersectionality, and radical love have absolutely changed me as an activist and person. I interviewed him about his … Continue reading Meet a Freedom Fighter: Cazembe
Schools today are the safest they've ever been, with low rates of theft, fighting, and assault. Is this because of, or in spite of, an increased police presence? LL reviewed the research to find out.
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Welcome to a new series on why we need cops out of schools. Each post in this series will discuss one reason why police do not belong in our schools. Part 1: Police have a brutality problem, not a public relations problem.