Hope + Outrage

From Tanesha Peeples

Awesome photo of Tanesha Peeples.Here’s the scene: There’s a new movement of education advocates building across the country. A movement where people of color feel compelled and empowered to advocate for better education.

It’s a movement driven partly by OUTRAGE, because Black and Brown kids have betting getting less for far too long. But it’s also a movement driven by HOPE that turns momentary activism into sustained advocacy.

Every week I’m sharing some Hope and Outrage right here to shine a light on a movement that’s growing in communities across America.

All I ask is that you take a moment to share it out so we can get others to give a damn, too. I’m not doing this for my health. I’m not writing this to be famous. I’m doing this because our youth need all of us in this fight.

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Posted July 10, 2020

Black Lives Don’t Matter to Trump and DeVos. That’s Why They’re in a Hurry to Send Our Kids Back to School.

A few weeks ago, I watched my good friend’s nephew jump and tussle around on a trampoline with his friends at his eighth birthday party.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 2, 2020

We Don’t Recognize America’s Independence Day Over Here in Wakanda

“Independence Day” is upon us. But Black fam’, before we get geeked to partake in such traditions as backyard barbecues and celebratory fireworks commemorating a…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted June 17, 2020

I’ll Believe Y’all Are Serious About Black Lives Mattering When You Send More of Our Kids to College Instead of Prison

I’m hearing a lot of people now all “rah-rah” for Black lives mattering. Meanwhile, I’m over here rolling my eyes at it all because to…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted June 5, 2020

America Has to Take Its Knees Off the Neck of Public Education, Too

By now, the image of George Floyd pinned to the ground with the knees of a murderous cop who the public trusted to serve and…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted May 22, 2020

Reopening Schools While Coronavirus Is Still on the Loose Is Ass-Backward

I swear this country is ass-backward. In last week’s Senate hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci—the nation’s leading expert on the coronavirus pandemic—said outright, “… states will…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted May 14, 2020

Tell Joe Biden We Need to See Some Black and Brown Parents On His So-Called Education Task Force

Earlier this year Joe Biden posed in a picture with members of the Powerful Parent Network. When I saw the picture, I was proud that…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted May 8, 2020

Public Education Is a Storm But Our Kids Aren’t Weathering it in the Same Boat

“We’re all in the same storm, not the same boat.” That’s the statement one of my friends made during a virtual town hall I hosted…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Apr. 24, 2020

Now Is the Time to Reimagine Education for Students of Color

Everybody’s waiting on the day when things will go back to normal. Not me. Don’t get me wrong—I’m all the way over COVID-19. Tired of…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Apr. 17, 2020

Our Kids Can’t Go Back to School Right Now, So We Need to Make Sure They’re Connected

Once again, our kids and communities are going to be hit hardest when the last respiratory droplet of the coronavirus dries up. That’s what I…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Apr. 10, 2020

This Is What Education Activism Looks Like During COVID-19

When you go back in history and look at who was leading the charge in the fight for liberation, it was always a person—or a…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 13, 2020

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