It’s Black History Month. Sigh.

February is here, so the Black History Month ornaments are everywhere. Company statements on websites affirming their commitment to celebrating Black history. The Black History Month assignments where students have to select an inspiring Black person from “the list” and do “the report,” the best of which get read at “the program.” The endless name-checking […]

Still Living in “The Other America”

Seeking to write something poignant about him as we celebrate the King holiday always pales in comparison to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s own eloquent words and clear-eyed analysis of the state of racial injustice in America. And though his words were written over fifty years ago, the fact that they are still relevant — […]

Critical Race Theory: The Argument to Have and How to Have It

Recently, I joined a client’s (CT3) internal meeting to discuss Critical Race Theory (CRT). I was doing really well. Right until I started talking.  First, some background on this group as context for why I wanted to be in this particular session. CT3 is an active anti-racist organization focused on transforming education, the team walks towards […]

Juneteenth 2021

June 19, 2021 A year ago today, CT3 moved to honor Juneteenth as a holiday. We created space for our team members to engage in learning, collaboration, and action to acknowledge the oldest celebration that truly commemorates the end of slavery in our country. What a difference a year makes.  Since March 2020, we have […]

Unprecedented Leadership for Unprecedented Times

A conversation about school leadership during difficult times with Dr. Errick L. Greene, Superintendent, Jackson Public Schools, by Dr. Kristyn Klei Borrero, Founder, CT3 Education Dr. Errick Greene is a lifetime educator, change maker, and leader at the helm of Jackson Public Schools, the largest urban district in the state of Mississippi. Dr. Greene grew […]

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day…

Every day — but especially today — we should all be reminded to act on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words, his guiding principles for how we make America a better version of herself. A gifted and prolific writer and orator, Dr. King left us with no shortage of words from over fifty years […]

Our Children Are Watching

The ongoing challenges to the November 3 election outcome culminated Wednesday in an obscene, shameless, abhorrent display of violence that resulted in extremists attacking the U.S. Capitol, a lockdown of legislators who had gathered to certify President-Elect Joe Biden’s and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ Electoral College victory, and the death of at least four extremists and […]

Vulnerability and Our Journey to Become and Anti-Racist Organization

Origin of Our Journey to Anti-Racism On Juneteenth, CT3 made a commitment to become a leading anti-racist organization. Soon after, our seven-person anti-racism (AR) committee set out to actualize that commitment. Referring to the work of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and other experts, our team agreed that to be an anti-racist is to actively take […]

What the 2020 election decision means for CT3

A majority of Americans have elected a new administration. We have a new president-elect and our first ever Black, Asian-American, female vice president-elect. Some say, “Now we can relax.” CT3 thinks that we can neither relax nor take our foot off of the gas pedal. It remains to be seen what a Biden/Harris administration means […]