Fatima Alleyne

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Parent

Berkeley, Caifornia

Fatima Alleyne is a proud wife and mother of four children. She is employed as a general research engineer at the United States Department of Agriculture investigating renewable energy sources for processing fruits and vegetables. She is also committed to education, serving on several committees at work and in her community, such as the Outreach, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (ODEO) Committee, Blackboard of West Contra Costa, African American Parent Support Group, and Learning Out of the Box Experience (LOBE) Committee. Alleyne is also an education advocate who supports other parents in advocating for quality and equitable educational opportunities/ experiences for their children.

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Posted May 6, 2016

Finding My Black Daughter a School Where Low Expectations Were Not an Option

I’m an engineer by trade, but I consider myself a scientist at heart. When it comes to the education of…

By Fatima Alleyne

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Posted Oct. 7, 2019

Here’s How You Can Talk About Christopher Columbus in Your Classroom

When I invite teachers to rethink how they teach Columbus at our semiannual UnColumbus Day Symposium in Philadelphia, many teachers think it’s not for them.…

By Ali Michael, Ph.D.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2019

Fellow Black Parents, It’s Time to Break the Silence About Our Kids With Disabilities

My mom and society have taught me that it is rude to offer advice when no one asks for it. But Black folks aren’t talking about…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all progressives. Bernie Sanders calls for a…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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