Monthly Archives: September 2014


author: Vicki Madden, an instructional coach for the New York City Department of Education, has taught English and history in New York City schools since 1985. I WAS rushing to change trains at Delancey Street in downtown Manhattan earlier this year when a tall young man stepped in front of me, […]

Why Poor Students Struggle


“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.” — Assata Shakur