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This Introduction Is Their Story

Parent protests are erupting at many schools everywhere. The voices of mothers and fathers ring out in unison with other parents demanding their brand of justice.

These impassioned parents are not speaking out against the educational inequalities and inequities that have remained pervasive in many schools throughout the United States.

The emotional screams of these enraged parents are not confronting the problem of underfunding that so many schools have to constantly deal with.

Infuriated mothers and fathers with eyes filled with fury are not advocating for the achievement gap that has existed for decades among diverse student populations to be…

… just a quick peek

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Family engagement is a critical issue in education today. It refers to the mutual dedication, cooperation, and support that educators, parents, and other caregivers share as students are being educated. Whether the school is a traditional public, charter, faith-based, private, cyber, or independent facility, parents and educators must be determined to work together as a team to support the growth and development of children and youth.

The process of building genuine parent and school relationships requires effort. Educators need to take the lead in developing partnerships with parents and other family members who are caregivers. …

And parents are the offender

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As a family engagement influencer and YouTube content creator as well as subscriber, I recently reached my breaking point. I will now devote some of my efforts to stopping the exploitation of physically disabled and severely ill children on social media platforms by their parents.


My heart goes out to infants born with dreadful physical health conditions and physical defects that range from mild to profoundly severe. Compassion absorbs me when children of all ages and teenagers endure the effects of these disabilities and other incurable health conditions that affect the quality of their lives. The impacted babies, children, and…

I predict this will impact many students for years to come

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The pandemic has caused many educational disruptions to prevail. While I am not a demographer nor a sociologist, I am a highly experienced educator. I am also a mom. These factors have enabled me to build my capacity to analyze circumstances related to students and learning as I forecast relevant outcomes. With all these elements considered, I believe that a phenomenon that I exclusively refer to as the

“Covid Learning Gap”

will become pervasive in our national and global society long after the pandemic has dissipated. This refers to the gaps in the demonstration of student of knowledge due to…

We may be confronting a rougher period in the United States because we have become so divided

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It’s heartwarming to see them in action.

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The Family Backstory

As I parked my car at the mall a short time ago, I saw a lovely sight. A father stood at the opened hatchback of his SUV changing the diaper of his infant. I further observed him talk to and play with his baby as he carefully secured its onesie. The father appeared to enjoy these priceless moments with his precious tiny one.

Once I entered the department store, I observed two additional fathers pushing their infants in strollers as they leisurely shopped in the men’s department. Neither seemed to be rushed. …

You have no room to criticize what you think educators fail to do for students if you have not provided any support to them yourself.

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Being an educator is really tough these days. It was challenging before the pandemic and has become even more complicating as schools navigate their way through all the coronavirus variants to educate their learners. The pandemic has caused yet another obstacle to confront them. Helping the learners who regressed during virtual learning recoup what was lost so that they grow steadily has become a priority for teachers and school leaders.

An unfair societal expectation has been placed upon school administrators, teachers, board of school directors, and other educators. Members of society believe that schools have the responsibility to solve all…

Dr. Deborah M. Vereen-Family Engagement Influencer

l am an author, educator, CEO, YouTuber, e-learning course provider, mom, and Christian who speaks truth. Visit my website at: .

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