There have been classroom comedies dating back to the invention of TV: Boomers will remember Our Miss Brooks from the 1950s, then there was Welcome Back Kotter in the 1970s, pioneering with a diverse cast, then Saved By The Bell, and Boy Meets World, just to name a few. But Abbott Elementary is like none other.
As we head out the door to our morning commute, my son, Jordan, complains that he doesn’t feel well. his stomach hurts. What on earth should I do? Tons of my teacher colleagues are out sick due to COVID. It’s the first thing in the morning on the first day back from holiday break. There are no easy decisions here.
Laura Horwitz, a co-founder of We Stories, spoke against a Missouri House Bill that would restrict a school’s ability to address “controversial or divisive topics.”
Brandon Ford, a Black motorist and Creve Coeur resident, drew the attention of the police on a summer evening. His fear was palpable. “I’m okay with the first ticket, but the second one you’ll have to take back.” This is what I told a Creve Coeur police officer on the night of July 28. I […]
Book banning isn’t about protecting innocent children. It’s about protecting white patriarchy and silencing the voices of Black, Brown and Queer folk.
How my son views himself in our house, as part of our family, and in this world matters to me. The way I choose to respond is super important.
By Erika Whitfield If you ever wanted to hear the truth, ask a child. The truth is guaranteed to spill from their lip even when adults are not ready to receive it. I know this to be true. If I fail to wear make-up, inevitably the astute observation that I look tired will be stated […]
The first week of school creates high anxiety As the 2021-2022 school year commences in-person for most districts, I am preparing to receive students as a classroom teacher at Clayton High School, and sending my own children into the classroom in the midst of global pandemic. Like most teachers and parents, I am nervous, excited, […]
Bryson, director of St. Louis’s Civil Rights Enforcement Agency, calls out companies that try to solve their issues by appointing directors of diversity and inclusion. Charles Bryson, II, a native St. Louisan, has worked in and on behalf of marginalized communities for his entire professional career. Now, 62, Bryson is serving under his third mayor […]
Sept. 21, 2022 ASK SYL R.V.R asks: “With a perceived increase in America’s social consciousness and the rise of the Millennial’s “woke” movement, does political correctness hinder honesty in journalism?” RVR: The topic has inched its way into my consciousness, R.V.R. I don’t think it has gotten in the way of me being honest. Not […]