The Call for Community Control Over Public Schools

For many in Black and brown communities all across the country, folks are divided when it comes to their feelings and stances towards the public education system. Some feel that it’s a cesspool of violence and a place where students are trained like robots to assimilate to white European history, standards and are taught things that are never going to be used in their adult lives at all. On the flipside some people in Black and brown community understand that the public education system is heavily flawed but do their best as educators, parents, students, and staff to try and . . .

Artist's depiction of how increasingly privatized higher education is sucking public resources African and colonized communities need.

Class Struggle & Higher Education

The revived discourse around student loan forgiveness has created a forest for the tree moment, yet again, in how the masses react to what is purported to be incremental “wins.” The Biden administration recently announced that the federal government will forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for Americans making less than $125,000 annually as well as extend the student loan repayment moratorium. This announcement is in stark difference to the campaign Biden ran on, yet this offering is being oversold by mainstream media pundits and journalists ultimately causing mass confusion about what is happening in and with higher education. Granted, . . .

community control of education at the Uhuru sasa school

Who’s Afraid of Community Control?

Over the last year, in response to right-wing reactionaries, Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been centered as the primary fight for Africans in the U.S. From state to state, legislation has been passed to ban books written by Africans that detail the U.S’ racial history. As such, the discussion on the education of African children has been put front and center while the reality of how African children are taught in U.S colonial schools is obfuscated. . . .