Focus to Finish: High School to College School is out for the summer and high school graduation parties are in full swing. It’s hard to believe that 13 years ago, we were celebrating my
It Started with a Call to Action Last year I wrote the post, The Social Scholar Goes to Campus. I had just finished a round of spring meetings at the three colleges and universities
My Affection Toward Academia My 20-plus years as a degree seeking student and my eight years as a teacher in public and private schools cemented my affiliation and affection toward academia. That is why
From the time we are about two years old, we start to assert our will. At that age, it’s called “the terrible two’s.” I’m no child psychologist and this post isn’t meant to be
Teacher Diversity is an education crisis. When my grandparents and parents graduated from college and began their teaching careers, teaching was one of the most highly regarded, well respected careers a person could pursue.
The big question at the heart of the affirmative action case before the Supreme Court, Fisher v. Texas, is whether colleges and university needs to consider race in their admissions process in order to create
Many of you, who have been following The Social Scholar, know that I advocate for equity and equality in education, career and life, particularly for people of color and the poor. I am a
We have a STEM crisis on our hands. And, we need all hands on deck to address it. April is National Mathematics Month. And, in keeping with the focus of The Social Scholar, I