These are some of the articles, videos,and more we believe promote the goals and themes of the Black Minds Matter movement. As we work to expand education options for our students, we hope to ensure every person has access to resources to be life-long learners. If you’d like to have a news highlighted here, please email us.
When Black parents benefit from school choice, it doesn’t perpetuate racism
The very system on which U.S. public schools are built stands in the way of quality education for Black children, not because of barriers that keep us out of “good” schools but ones that keep us in “bad” schools. When we are fighting against a state-controlled system that has been used to target and systematically oppress the Black community — the police — where is the intellectual honesty in arguing on behalf of another state-controlled system that has been used to target and systematically oppress the Black community?
Black Lives Matter and Black Education Matters Because Freedom Matters. Only When Black Folks Are Safe to Both Learn and Live Will America Be Free
The story of Black people is the story of our country’s efforts to live up to its founding values. Black lives matter, and Black education matters, because everyone’s freedom matters. And only when Black folks are safe to both learn and live will all Americans be free.
Settlement for Detroit literacy lawsuit eyes nearly $100M in funding
A historic settlement reached between the state and Detroit students calls for $94.5 million in future literacy funding, a $280,000 payout among seven plaintiffs and the creation of two Detroit task forces to help ensure a quality education for students.
Tell Me, When Were Schools Ever Great for Black Children?
Quite often, amongst the often entitled (and overwhelmingly White) anti-charter, anti-high standards and anti-progress groups, education reform is assailed as one of the problems with the American education system. According to these folks, many of whom I count as friends, everything was fine in our school system for Black, Latino, and poor kids in the days before higher standards were common, data was disaggregated, school choice was provided, and the number of dropout factories decreased. This disillusioned nostalgia for yesteryear’s “educational heyday” ignores the actual school experiences of our youths.