In late March, students staged a walkout at the Lincoln High School campus of North Star Academy, a school in the Uncommon Schools portfolio.
The Newark, New Jersey youth marched to the city’s capital in a demonstration calling out years of antagonistic policies practices targeting, and eventually, forcing out Black teachers. Brandon Miller was one of the teachers who left North Star Academy’s elementary school. When he saw the protests of the teens online, he spoke out in support. We talk to him on the climate of the North Star Academy and the overall Uncommon Schools charter system, and why it undermines the efficacy of black educators.
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