Abdul Kalam said: “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.”
It looks like Bronx Principal Jamaal Bowman.
Who is the Lion who defends the childhood of Young Black and Latino minds in the Bronx?
Who loves New York's beautiful Bronx roses that grow between the cracks in New York City cement streets?
What does it mean to lift Black and Latin fathers and mothers up?
It means you lift up their children.
It means you let children run, jump, play, and learn.
What does it mean it mean to lift up teachers?
It means you help them lift up the children they teach.
It means you focus on the Whole Child.
It means nourishing a school culture where teachers can teach.
It means nourishing a school culture where teachers can be compassionate.
It means nourishing a school culture where teaching and learning becomes immersed in a love of children, a love of parents, a love of teachers, and a love of what childhood is meant to be.
Imagine school reforms policies that fight that culture of love of what childhood should be?
I am walking to DC fighting for what childhood ought to be, and yesterday I found leadership that gets it, leadership that walks the walk, talks the talk of “children you’re not heavy, we will lift you up.
Lord I thank you for sending me an army of children, teachers, activists, and that Lion Jamaal Bowman to lift my walk for justice not just more tests yesterday.
Thank you children and teachers from the Corner Stone Academy for Social Action for lifting me up,
One Man Walking In The Name Of Love to DC,
What is the walking man listening to today? It's the roar of a Lion protecting the pride.
Today I am reading Jamaal Bowman's " The Tryanny of an Empty Park; A Play Manifesto by Bronx Principal Jamaal Bowman"