The real learning loss

This essay was also published in the Oak Park newspaper Wednesday Journal.  Every year, parents, educators, and community members worry about “summer learning loss”. During the pandemic, these worries have taken on new dimensions: what can we do about all the knowledge and skills that students have supposedly lost over the past year and a…

De-tracking at OPRF promotes racial justice

This essay also appeared in the local Oak Park newspaper Wednesday Journal. American schools have been struggling for decades -- and should have been struggling since their inception -- to properly educate Black and Latinx students. Oak Park and River Forest High School, like many suburban high schools with sizable Black and Latinx populations, has…