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(Founder, Saint Martin de Porres High School, Cleveland
and Founding Director of Partnership Schools Cleveland)
Summer solstice reminds me that the universe's rhythms keep beating along amidst all the upheaval, fear and violence...a loving God remains with us...if we only have eyes to see and ears to hear...faith!
The Partnership for Inner-City Education
– Jun 11, 3:46 PM
We are thrilled to announce that two Catholic schools in Cleveland with long records of serving their communities–St. Thomas Aquinas and Archbishop Lyke–will join our Partnership Schools network beginning July 1. This announcement…
richardfclarkAs hundreds of Catholic schools are faced with closing or already closed, God calls us to stand by and accompany these most fragile gifts...St. Thomas Aquinas and Archbishop Lyke have both increased their enrollments! Stand with us!
This graph has been on my mind a lot. It comes from work done by one of my colleagues, John Friedman, and his coauthors at Opportunity Insights. John and his collaborators are, in my view, doing among the most important social science work active…
richardfclarkThe lens of COVID-19 magnifies existing problems again...sadly not surprising who is being affected by this loss!
When it comes to how deeply embedded racism is in American society, blacks and whites have sharply different views. For instance, 70 percent of whites believe that individual discrimination is a bigger problem than discrimination built into the…
richardfclarkIt's discomforting to hear or read white supremacy. Honestly, what else can you call it?
– Jun 14, 8:00 AM
In the wake of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests against racial injustice and police brutality, many Americans are taking steps to educate themselves about racism in the US. Business Insider asked Black sociology, history, and literature…
richardfclarkAll good suggestions and most are readily available. If you are looking for a movie, I am Not Your Negro the story of James Baldwin's life as told in his own words, the link is below, gives a deep sense of what has been going on beneath our very noses.
The New York Times
– Jun 13, 5:50 AM
Over four days in mid-March, Cindy Hansen, an 11th grade English teacher at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah, had to go fully virtual, and took her class of some 30 students reading “The Great Gatsby” online. Ms. Hansen had no…
richardfclarkPerhaps the last three months have given us a glimpse of what a disruption of our educational methods and systems might look like. We better get good at it!