Samaris Rose-Smith

Guest Blogger

Parent Organizer, My Child. My Choice.

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Samaris Rose-Smith is a full-time parent organizer and community activist from Bridgeport, Connecticut. She has been a professional advocate of charter schools for over three years and an advocate of the communities in Bridgeport for almost 10 years. A mother of five energetic boys and wife to her childhood sweetheart, she enjoys helping people and finding solutions to the problems that face her community—particularly regarding access to high-quality education. Two of Samaris’ sons attend Capital Prep Harbor School in Bridgeport. Samaris is also involved in various volunteer efforts that include being a mentor at a college preparedness program for low-income families, a volunteer at a community policing after-school program, a co-chair for a support group working to serve mothers with at-risk children and sitting on the Juvenile Justice Review board.


Posted Sep. 19, 2018

I Finally Found a School That Believes in My Sons, So Why Won’t Connecticut Fund More Schools Like It?

As a mom of five young men of color in Connecticut, I too often feel like society has set a…

By Samaris Rose-Smith

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Posted Dec. 18, 2018

Trump and DeVos Should Know What It Means for Our Students of Color When They Remove Discipline Guidance

The 2014 federal school discipline guidance—which the Federal School Safety Commission today said should be scrapped—isn’t just about policy and data, it’s about Gee. This…

By Estella Owoimaha-Church

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Posted Dec. 13, 2018

DeVos Will Recommend the Removal of Civil Rights Protections for Students of Color

Any day now we’re going to hear the news that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are removing guidance meant to reduce…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Dec. 13, 2018

Stop Trying to ‘All Lives Matter’ the Black Struggle for Educational Justice

Outrage: White People Won’t Be Satisfied Until We Make Our Struggle About Them I get tired of people trying to “All Lives Matter” my advocacy—especially White…

By Tanesha Peeples

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