Monthly Archives: January 2021

Open Letter to Dr. Miguel Cardona On The Future Of Public Education And Indigenous Resurgence

Dear Dr. Cordona, I am writing this open letter as the parent of a young adult child who spent thirteen years in an under-funded urban school district, a district targeted by consultants, corporate interests, and predatory philanthropists who sought to leverage the challenges faced by our city’s vulnerable children and families as sources of “social […]

Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona, Connecticut Hedge Funds, and Human Capital

Tonight my friend Zakiya Sankara-Jabar of Real Talk With ZSJ invited me to discuss the appointment Dr. Miguel Cardona, former Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning in the Meriden, CT School District, to the position of the US Secretary of Education. We covered a lot of ground including: how pay for success finance was layered […]

“Bærekraft” for finanskapitalen: Hva klimaopprørere bør kunne om FNs mål for bærekraftig utvikling

This is a repost of a piece originally written in September of 2019, translated into Norwegian by Hege Solbakken for broader sharing. You can access the original English version here. wrenchinthegears 22. desember 2019 Oxford-initiativet for kunstig intelligens x bærekraftsmål. Dette nye initiativet vil undersøke hvordan kunstig intelligens kan bygge opp om og videreutvikle FNs […]

Population Health, Human Capital Bonds, and Black America

The following document was prepared as a briefing paper for a group working in the population health arena. The intention was to revisit the breadth of my research with a specific focus placed on what it means for Black America. A similar document could have been written for the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. This […]

An Open Letter To Zach Bush About Impact Agriculture

January 6, 2020 Dear Dr. Bush, I spent some time last weekend watching the interview you did with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. of Children’s Health Defense. I was dismayed to hear that you had embarked on an impact-investing venture, The Human Resiliency Fund. For those who haven’t yet seen it, your discussion of the fund […]