This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education

By Jose Vilson

José Vilson writes approximately race, category, and schooling via tales from the school room and researched essays. His upward push from rookie math instructor to sought after instructor chief takes a twist while he is taking on schooling reform via his now-blocked eponymous web publication, TheJoseVilson.com. He demands the reclaiming of the schooling career whereas looking social justice.

José Vilson is a center university math educator for within the Inwood/Washington Heights local of recent York urban. He writes for Edutopia, GOOD, and TransformED / way forward for Teaching, and his paintings has seemed in Education Week, CNN.com, Huffington Post, and El Diario / l. a. Prensa.

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Really, you laughed me off while i attempted to. disgrace on you, and thank you. Amber Cabral, I’ve continuously desired to in achieving your point of writing, so honest and soulful. i'm hoping I did correct by means of you with this one. To John Norton: you’ve labored within the heritage within the function of continuous curator. With me, you served as a guru and mild ass-kicker. truly, i believe your phrases have been: Don’t imitate. Don’t write issues which are only polemical simply because a few contributors of your political family members supply atta-way issues for doing so. If you’re now not bringing a few clean perspective—some unique—to it, it simply finally ends up at the great pile of “there’s one other one. ” . . . Your writing turns out strongest and insightful—“changeful”—when you step back/up and develop into the observer, narrating the tale of The Jose Vilson with a severe eye. In guru-speak, your “higher self” is doing the writing . . . and that i don’t imagine it’s any mystery, in the event you learn debts of different sturdy writers doing their paintings, that this is often while the good things flows. a few may name it “channeling your soul” and others “opening a vein. ” related outcome, i feel. I’ve been thanking you ever because. To my scholars: thanks for having me as your instructor. now not that you just had a call, yet I felt privileged to coach every one in all you. You aren’t constantly named, yet you’ll by no means be anonymous. live to tell the tale. in regards to the writer � 2014 Tafari Stevenson-Howard, photographybytafari. com José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist in long island urban. He has written approximately schooling, math, and race for a couple of agencies and guides, together with the hot York occasions, schooling Week, the Huffington put up, Edutopia, solid, and El Diario/La Prensa. His web publication, The Jose Vilson, is at www. thejosevilson. com. He are available on Twitter and fb as @TheJLV. He lives along with his fiancée and son in El Barrio/Harlem, big apple.

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