Friday, August 10, 2012

Parents Magazine September 2012 Issue


[Parents Magazine September 2012]
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of joining a group of women (mothers) writers and bloggers for lunch in Midtown East Manhattan in order to discuss the upcoming election and things that are important to us as parents. The discussion was hosted by Parents Magazine (somebody pinch me!) and facilitated by CNN's Soledad O'Brien (no, really... somebody pinch me!).

[The entire group of women]

[Me. Soledad O'Brien]
And I was bringing it! When it comes to educational equity and the achievement gap, you won't be able to shut me up! Equipped with stats and passion, I spoke my mind about fairness in education and how it effects our most vulnerable youth, which is exactly why I'm dedicating my life's work to doing something about it in my new job.

[I spy a delicious mommy on page...]
Part One of the story is in the September issue of Parents Magazine and it has already hit the news stand so check it out! You can also find the online version of the story HERE!

Thanks so much to Parents Magazine for hosting us and to Soledad for facilitating such an important discussion!

14 comments:

  1. That is so fantastic!!! What an amazing opportunity - I know you were just awesome on that panel!!! Congrats girl!

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  2. You! Go! Girl!

    And thanks for speaking on an issue that is very real. As a teacher in a school system with plenty of resources, I find it hard to believe that there are many (MANY!) school systems across the state and country who don't have HALF of what we have. Yet, like you said, they're expected to do just as well as our students on standardized assessments. Unrealistic!

    Have a great weekend, love!

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  3. How cool! You rock!!! Great to meet you in person!

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  4. This is such a great opportunity - jealous!!! Cheers to you.

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  5. Go ahead with yo bad self! I am glad that with every opportunity you get, you inspire and educate.

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  6. Very cool that you got to voice your opinions on such important topics. Congrats, will look for the issue!

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  7. This is awesome! You are such an inspiration!

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  8. Such an amazing opportunity to garner support for a topic we should all be involved in - the education of the children. My husband and I drive our kids almost an hour away to a school out of our district, because the school district we live in has a grade of F. This is so disheartening.

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

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  9. This is my new favorite magazine can't wait for my September issue to get here. Congratulations!!!

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  10. Congrats Alicia, this is such a good forum for your passion and drive, you are truly making a difference.

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  11. Congratulations! What an amazing experience and feature!

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