Back to School Student

Back to School Chronicles: Student Archetypes

In literature, there are archetypes; individuals who serve as examples of certain types of characters. These types repeat often enough in art and literature that people can intuitively guess what effect they will have on...
Harlem Promise Academy

The Charter School Myth – The Real Story

By Dr. Adriana Villavicencio Charter schools—technically public schools that aren’t required to comply with all of the regulations imposed on traditional public schools—continue to be portrayed as the salvation of failin...
First Days of School

The Back-to-School Chronicles: Week Two

The Back to School Chronicles: Week Two By Libby Rego As a student, I loved the first day of school. The new school supplies, picking out the perfect outfit, the excitement of seeing which hot guy would be in my …...
Lil B

Spread Love, It’s the College Way.

By Zebulon Miletsky In an article that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, titled “Colleges love hip-hop, but do they love Black men, too?” it was reported that hip-hop represents the latest attempt by c...
Mean Teacher

The Back-to-School Chronicles: Week One

The Back to School Chronicles By Libby Rego It’s that time of year again….when my television bombards me with ads featuring adorable, well-dressed children ecstatically riding school buses with new back packs and sugar-i...
Mean Teacher

Teacher Haters (And The Teacher Who Hates Them)

By Libby Rego I am so annoyed. After wrapping up my 12th year of teaching high school, signing yearbooks and preparing for next year, the cards and farewell messages of thanks from the students I have taught in my Englis...