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.
I have done racist things while teaching. It sucks to admit that (and it sucks worse that I was racist), but I have to be clear and honest about that for two reasons. One, if I am going to be part of this liberation movement, then I have to be reflective and honest about whether … Continue reading 10 Racist Things Teachers Do and 10 Liberating Things to do Instead
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about Childcare as a Revolutionary Act, which discussed the reasons why providing childcare for leftist movement is so important, and some general tips for childcare providers. But it still left some big questions unanswered: How do you discuss political activism with pre-schoolers? How can you plan activities when you don't … Continue reading Talkin’ Politics with Preschoolers: Childcare in Activist Spaces
Hey fam. How are you doing lately? If my social media feeds are anything to go off of, you've probably cycled through some of the following emotions recently: shock, anger, determination, shock, anger, sadness, fear, shock, empathy, shock, subjugation, shock that you're still able to feel shock, rebellion, waves of despondence, then maybe some hope after a search … Continue reading As the South Goes, So Goes the Nation.
All through my high school and college years -- and even as a 24-year-old educator! -- older adults told me that the older I got, the more moderate I'd become. I'd give up on my radical politics and mellow out and invest in the stock market and not get so hyped up about trivial things like wars. Yeah, not so much...
My sister asked me if I wanted to come with her to the #WomensMarchonWashington back in November. I decided I would go -- but I have to admit that I didn't really fully commit to the idea until just a few weeks ago. What?? Why? You introduced yourself to us as a radical leftist and feminist! Why … Continue reading Five Million Women Ask: What Now?
Today, all American media is tripping over itself to "honor" the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by ripping his quotes out from their vital contexts and sharing them as vague, instagram-ready platitudes about "hate cannot drive out hate" and nonviolence. My inbox is full of big-box stores encouraging me to celebrate this three … Continue reading Reclaiming MLK Day
Welcome to Learning Liberation, a progressive, leftist take on the traditional Education/Early Childhood/Mommy blog! I decided to create this blog as a way to tackle my biggest priority as a caretaker for children...