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Parenting Through School Years recommends worthy reads on parenting & education, schooling...and maybe even a few on parenthood too.
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I Am Not Your Friend Parenting Quote Saying Distressed Painted Wooden Sign. $45.00, via Etsy.

I am Not Your Friend. I am your parent. My mom was saying this to me long before it became popular. I was so envious of my friends' parents even though even back then I thought they were a little slow. Sixty years later I'm glad my mom was ON IT !

This book is so interesting about how and why kids and people succeed.  It examines people like Bill Gates & Steve Jobs, and explains how their successes weren't just the result of their own efforts.  Then it examines inner city deprived kids and the KIPP schools that are making them successes! It all has to do with time spent.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell: Amazing book about what leads to excellence. I recommend all Malcolm Gladwell books!

Savage Inequalities - reading this in a class and learning I went to one of the poorest schools in the usa while at the same time in class with a kid who went to one of the richest schools - and they thought it was OK they had a food court and multiple pools while I didn't have doors on bathroom stalls and roaches

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Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools - by Jonathan Kozol. All of Kozol's work is powerful and eye-opening: especially Amazing Grace and Ordinary Resurrections.

The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children

The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children / Edition 2

Recommended Reading by Renee Moore: The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children: Gloria Ladson-Billings

Is It Possible to Teach Children to Be Less Prejudiced?

Is It Possible to Teach Children to Be Less Prejudiced?

Diverse Conversations: Top 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities of 2012-’13

Diverse Conversations: Top 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities of

30 Best U.S. Non-HBCU Schools for Minorities

Diverse Conversations: Why the U. College Landscape Still Needs HBCUs

Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry by Todd Farley,http://www.amazon.com/dp/098170915X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_UFVktb193BWQA5X4

Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry

Modern Parenthood  Roles of Moms and Dads Converge as They Balance Work and Family

Modern Parenthood Roles of Moms and Dads Converge as They Balance Work and Family

Nicholas Hartlep - The Model Minority Myth: What 50 Years of Research Does and Does Not Tell Us

Nicholas Hartlep's The Model Minority Stereotype by myCulture Radio Network

Educational Delusions? Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

1 In 4 Black Students With Disabilities Suspended From School

1 In 4 Black Students With Disabilities Suspended From School

The same billionaires who just bought the New York State Senate now want to own public education. It’s starve, test, and destroy.

Obama’s Post-Presidency? Tackling the Social Mobility Challenge for Black Men

President Obama Creates "My Brother's Keeper" Program for Young, Minority Men - Word On Da Street

Rise in Black Enrollment at For-Profit Colleges Comes With Major Debt For-profit schools means useless degrees and double the debt.

A graduate watches through rain-soaked glasses as President Barack Obama delivers an address during the graduation ceremony of the class of 2013 at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

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