Solomon Wilkins

Guest Blogger

Founder, Solomon Wilkins International

Oakland, California

Solomon Wilkins is founder of Solomon Wilkins International, an organization aimed at motivating youth towards success.

As a former student in the Oakland Unified School District, his passion for empowering students is based on his knowledge and experience in the community and the school district.

A first-generation college student, Solomon is a graduate of Humboldt State University and is currently a graduate student at St. Mary’s College of Moraga pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership.

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Posted July 31, 2015

Three Things That Guided This Oakland Student to Success

I’m a college-educated black man who grew up on public assistance in a single parent household. Most of my friends…

By Solomon Wilkins

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 11, 2019

Black Kids Don’t Need to Sit Next to White Kids to Learn

Over the last decade, and indeed for longer than that, those fighting for justice, many of them White, have largely looked to integration as the…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 12, 2019

Black Families Haven’t Been Hoodwinked, We Come From a Legacy of School Choice

The Democratic party once embraced charter schools as a tool for equity and opportunity. Now, as Andre Perry points out in his recent op-ed, “Support…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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