My Sister Carla: A Personal Story About Mental Illness

I have an acute aversion to pretense. I think that’s why I react so strongly to charades like “New Jersey can remedy educational inequity by funneling massive amounts of money to poor urban districts”; or “98 percent of teachers are effective or highly effective”; or  “low student proficiency levels are the fault of terrible PARCC tests” or “charter schools cherry-pick students” (through anonymous lotteries!). In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month I’ve decided to come … Continue reading My Sister Carla: A Personal Story About Mental Illness