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Who is EdVox?

March 31, 2010

EdVox is “verus vox vocis”, real voices of the people. Too often, our voices are absent from discussions about education policy.

EdVox is a South Bronx mother who walks her children to overcrowded, under resourced, neighborhood public schools; EdVox is a Co-Op City father who drives his children to thriving Harlem charter schools.

EdVox is a student in Washington Heights getting dual language education; EdVox is an English language learner from Jackson Heights translating for her parents at parent-teacher night.

EdVox is in Corona Queens dreamily awaiting going to college; EdVox is in Bushwick Brooklyn awaiting passage of the DREAM Act so he can go to college.

EdVox is a Muslim family whose hijab wearing daughters might not be safe in school today; EdVox is the grandmother sending her grandchildren to Catholic school to ensure they will be safe today.

EdVox is the shamefully few Black and Latino students admitted to NYC specialized high schools; EdVox is all of the other children nationwide idly left behind.

EdVox is a 17-year old college freshman who is tuned in and turned on; EdVox is a 17-year old high school freshman who has turned off and is ready to drop out.

EdVox is one agent of change in the White House; Ed Vox is all parents united to be agents of change in every public schoolhouse.

I am EdVox. Are you?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Wilhelmina Sapphire permalink
    March 31, 2010 8:09 pm

    I love it. Ed is live and living proof that the voices of oppressed people of color will not be suppressed. Happy birthday Ed Vox may you be around for a long time to come.

    • Judith DeFour-Howard permalink
      April 1, 2010 1:29 am

      Congratulations. You are a strong lady. How are your kids? I shall be visiting this site as frequently as I can. Education is our life and we shall fight for it until we die. What we do today will be the seed sown for tomorrow. Just remember, the atmosphere in which we deliver education is most important. More about that will follow. Judith

  2. Ocynthia Williams permalink
    April 1, 2010 9:09 pm

    Now that’s what I’m talking about. Talking about televising the revolution…here we go! Onward!

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