Bravo to actor, activist, former history teacher and Black Lives Matter supporter Jesse Williams, who lit up the BET awards with his searing speech about American racism and police brutality. The self-described "invisible man" as the child of an activist white mother and black father, Williams was accepting a humanitarian award for his work on the documentary “Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement,” the art project Question Bridge, the civil rights group Advancement Project, and other efforts aimed at achieving racial justice. Accepting the award, Williams fittingly argued it in fact belonged to "the real organizers...the activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students realizing a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. Read more.
Ahead of the official introduction of his sweeping education platform in South Carolina this coming weekend, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday became the first 2020 presidential candidate to call for a national ban on for-profit charter schools. Read more.