Play, Zine Making, More Play: An Afternoon with the Kids of PCM

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in April, 10 kids from across Northwest Philadelphia gathered together to create a Zine documenting their time with the Philly Children’s Movement. The ‘Zine’, a fun, kid-friendly, magazine collage, is to be a submission in the upcoming issue in #CritEdPol (a journal focusing on critical education policy), discovering the “Beautiful…

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Why Black Teachers Matter by Messiah Toure Cook

In America, it’s pretty common for us to say that we are one of the best countries in the world. And while I have no doubt that we strive to deserve that title, I still challenge us to answer the question, “Best at what?” Allow me, a black male sophomore receiving a public education in…

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Finding Peace with Sonia Sanchez by Doriana Markovitz

i Am YElloW i have arrived in this world like a clump of Yellow pollen melting inside plastic flower-hearts a.w.a.i.t.i.n.g. the feed of honeybees risin’ and fallin’ with the echoing laughs of God  i know the grueling sensation of losing yourself  i have spread out my veins and straggled my desires until they have streamed…

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