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Sharif El-Mekki @selmekki Mastery Charter-Shoemaker

Serving my people as an activist, teacher & principal. Proud BPP Cub. Attended school at Nidhamu Sasa & in Iran. Founder of @fellowshipbmec & @CenterBlackEd

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Joined Twitter 4/9/11


Research shows progressive places, like Minneapolis, have the worst achievement gaps. https://t.co/m3hyVpSewu
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiMilwaukee girls basketball team shattering stereotypes https://t.co/kfjUjBwsl9Which is why I could a damn about what she says about the education of Black and Brown kids as she cashes checks on… https://t.co/VG1jnDmEnl
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiDiane Ravitch Declares the Education Reform Movement Dead https://t.co/NSABAaeayK
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiHow progressivism is letting down our Black and Brown children https://t.co/QrczQOCU1g via @thephilacitizen @selmekki @8BlackHands1
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki.@SenatorHughes and @RepFiedler applaud @GovernorTomWolf's pledge to address school infrastructure needs in the 202… https://t.co/STHOS2YkKN
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki.@SenatorHughes and @HelenGymAtLarge: Children deserve to learn with dignity in safe, healthy buildings | The Noteb… https://t.co/cP5mrDVI1F
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiCommunities Partnering with Colleges and Universities to Increase Diversity in the Classroom – Jan 28 | PHENND — Ph… https://t.co/UJ8jIf6T6z
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiHad a great time @unclebobbies & Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary with nwjfilms sdphite @urban_teachers prematernal… https://t.co/KNLuytI1Jp
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiDiane Ravitch was always a White Supremacist who had no admirable intellectual qualities. Not ever. https://t.co/ha1YOuheuT
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @mrobmsu @radiokeri @moms4FAPE @NancyEBailey1 @McDIU05 @1in5advocacy @SKH245 @Bethany11588401 @Aaron_J_Wrighthttps://t.co/UIbPVeLt6G
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @Bethany11588401 @ChristinaLast3r @mrobmsu @radiokeri @moms4FAPE @NancyEBailey1 @McDIU05 @1in5advocacyhttps://t.co/5BWEVuw6wq
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki“@dianeRavitch has let go of some admirable intellectual practices & well-founded convictions. She’d be wise to rec… https://t.co/cXLAko3cnQCarol, keep that misinformation coming. You could give Putin a hint or two. @carolburris @citizenstewart @selmekki https://t.co/0YbLt88XNu
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiToday is #FearlessFriday. Super #ShoutOut to all the #Conscious fearless parents/guardians standing up & speaking… https://t.co/o3srRq2hYU
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki“Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives… https://t.co/aRLHo4RLMD
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @nwjfilms @UncleBobbies @selmekki @marclamonthill thanks again, Bruh!
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiJust Built this friggin country. https://t.co/KdOuEizVKz @Irish_Atheist @NicoleJDeGuzman Built this country.
1/25
2020
“This is a city that prides itself on the number of theater seats per capita, but doesn’t offer a single strong the… https://t.co/6tZ2O1lyPD
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiThree years ago, I wrote a opinion piece in the Tennessean about Nashville's progressivism in relation to its most… https://t.co/WxGo9NWJgt
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @mathteacherjedi @selmekki @andthom @ProfessorJVH @carolburris @edu_post @J4J_USA @deutsch29blog @DianeRavitchhttps://t.co/Yjz4gcVFUa
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiBig thanks to @UncleBobbies for beautiful and meaningful @nwjfilms location today with @CenterBlackEd @selmekki.… https://t.co/kvIiCDRmDd
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @ccoleiii @Mr_Ankrum @citizenstewart @ProfessorJVH @mathteacherjedi @andthom @carolburris @edu_post @J4J_USAhttps://t.co/ZFSOJccisD @Mr_Ankrum @NancyEBailey1 @moms4FAPE @mrobmsu @McDIU05 @SKH245 @Bethany11588401 @Aaron_J_Wright @Lily_NEA @NEATodayhttps://t.co/rbmEymc9Ex
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki#OneVoice in March! We are celebrating Black Women (as per usual) by: 1) honoring our very own @BernitaBneeneeb who… https://t.co/mpvEdgtP0s
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiNowhere Is the Hypocrisy of Progressives More Apparent Than in Education https://t.co/mshFw4JCB7 via @edu_post
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @ccoleiii @citizenstewart @ProfessorJVH @mathteacherjedi @andthom @carolburris @edu_post @J4J_USA @deutsch29bloghttps://t.co/m5feYmlPCZ @rhwarrenjr @RodRobinsonRVA So dope! ❤️✊🏾🗣Remember the name: @RodRobinsonRVA‼️A TRUE advocate for our profession. A brilliant Spokeperson that represents wh… https://t.co/Wiw48qpvG8
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @rhwarrenjr Thanks bro. Congrats on the new job @UMESNews. I know you going to do big things to get more black male… https://t.co/pRlbZ6xEgS
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @rhwarrenjr @RodRobinsonRVA @kareem_neal @alhassan_susso @kelisa_l2teach @MrPenn31 Dopeness!! Congratulations got y… https://t.co/sVkYZsWpuaExcited to do this work alongside of many great people in this education profession. Here are a few @RodRobinsonRVAhttps://t.co/DAKIUopJlg
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @andthom @ProfessorJVH @carolburris @edu_post @J4J_USA @deutsch29blog @DianeRavitch @WaBATs_ @citizenstewarthttps://t.co/SNp2dZQHuW"Everyone progresses with a progressive platform, apparently, except for Black and Brown children." - @selmekki https://t.co/uZBtrgYhnt
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiImmigrant kids were tied to chairs with bags over their head as punishment for misbehaving in custody. Some peed th… https://t.co/jxXm5hrQ4b
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiBlack-Owned Shops, Restaurants, Day Spas & More Boom In Philadelphia https://t.co/FYszHGd5lP @DianeRavitch @Cantwait81 @ProfessorJVH @Network4pubEd @StevenSinger3 @PittsburghPG @carolburris @AnthonyCodyhttps://t.co/ETsvRAN1ZB @DianeRavitch @Cantwait81 @ProfessorJVH @Network4pubEd @StevenSinger3 @PittsburghPG @carolburris @AnthonyCodyhttps://t.co/XFURQpCdHQMUSIC PROJECTS DONATIONS ARE BEING DOUBLED!!!! Please share!!!! @southwarkschool @fundPHLschools @LizHejlek_PHLhttps://t.co/qU9qKaAYpg
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @PrincipalRiddle @8BlackHands1 @ccoleiii Appreciate you for listening. Thanks! ❤️✊🏾❤️✊🏾Excited to hear from @EdTrust CEO John King #TransformBR
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @TinaLFletcher @8BlackHands1 @Dr_ConstanceL @dirktillotson @selmekki @EducationNext @PeeplesChoice85 @EdCitizen Dr.… https://t.co/Eqlx77BGz0
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @8BlackHands1 @Dr_ConstanceL @dirktillotson @ccoleiii @selmekki @EducationNext @PeeplesChoice85 @EdCitizen Found th… https://t.co/rj7J4N8pKQ
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki🚨 Ep. 40: Everyone wins with more Black educators ft. Dr. Constance Lindsay (@Dr_ConstanceL) There is actual resea… https://t.co/Kv4GMjQYGM
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiDobbins Male Leadership Forum "Preparing to Answer the Call of Manhood" as we seek to do our part by encouraging o… https://t.co/FIWADmSi93
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiHow progressivism is letting down our Black and Brown children https://t.co/QrczQOCU1g via @thephilacitizenhttps://t.co/y4fRB0LvGt
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki"Here’s the thing: Successful schools require far more than simplistic rhetoric and hipster hangout spots."—… https://t.co/1dSn5GfPAe
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @adonicap @EdTrust @EdTrustLA Thanks. Pleasure. Honor. Duty. Grateful for the acknowledgment from a beacon and lege… https://t.co/SIJLeIpEOW"Everyone progresses with a progressive platform, apparently, except for Black and Brown children."… https://t.co/FFP8qFSufp
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiWhile the average cash back is $2,500, the credit ranges from about $500 to $6,550. Get on that, Philly! https://t.co/UGIzftoMWZ
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki“Students in America’s most progressive cities face greater racial inequity in achievement and graduation rates tha… https://t.co/X2ef9ObeLK
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @DrTeresaSanders @1in5advocacy @McDIU05 @SKH245 @Bethany11588401 @mrobmsu @NancyEBailey1 @Aaron_J_Wright @moms4FAPEhttps://t.co/aP7wMMQKYm
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1/24
2020
When Latino and white students are performing at vastly different levels in America's progressive cities, it’s time… https://t.co/E8GvEX9M0aHalf of the nation’s 12 most progressive cities have black-white achievement gaps in reading and math of more than… https://t.co/ACGNGPGeJx @NancyEBailey1 @ChrisinJax1 @SKH245 You’re a horrific guesser 🤣This deliberate assault on the environment is unbelievable @nytimes. The man with the big ego is so intimidated by… https://t.co/owmqmlTj8F
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiWhat everyone should know about Reconstruction 150 years after the 15th Amendment’s ratification https://t.co/7RpXbRdUAc
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiAlthough specifics of the IEP process vary by state, there are some universal ways all parents can help ensure thei… https://t.co/FgnwKWOsOR
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiWe are thrilled to announce @KIPP’s new college partnership with @HowardU -- to help ensure our alumni can persist… https://t.co/7DPgY5mCSj
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @AAKnopf @DianeRavitch She needs to have a seat. A few dozen rows behind the Brown and Black women actually doing t… https://t.co/wnH7VG3V2W @radiokeri It’s a start in the right direction but not brutal enough. It fails to mention her repeated attacks on P… https://t.co/Kj2GyLK1rP
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiThe New York Times review of Diane Ravitch’s book is so brutal I almost feel bad for her. I mean, I don’t, but alm… https://t.co/yOyxnTFBRm
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiShouts to the homie @ChadWilliamson for putting the spotlight on the Big Homie @selmekki. The hands are a MOVEME… https://t.co/deuYgS7pk4
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @selmekki @ChadWilliamson Agreed dope! “Check some chins” will be my new mantra #dismantler
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @TamirDHarper It’s what happens when people become old. They know a lotta folks. How are you? Can’t wait to catch up!"Until progressivism is synonymous with Black and Brown progress, I’ll remain skeptical and treat it like an a la c… https://t.co/eBIiYVBd8x
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiToday marks the release of our first show 1 year ago. What an excellent year it has been. But we promise this yea… https://t.co/FIlAuv2E2V
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiShout out to the cathartes, and especially all the turkey vultures. While you’re not the most regal of birds, thank… https://t.co/9h6HIbdEJZ @Bethany11588401 @SKH245 @MzPoliTweetz @nanwaldman @ChaninJeff @computra @EducateAll101 @JolleyWampus @Tica19833https://t.co/V61X3xS2TX
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiOne of my first Black male teachers, Baba Juhudi, History and PolSci teacher at my elementary school, #NidhamuSasahttps://t.co/O5880pWUwY @selmekki @ChadWilliamson This is dope.
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @edu_post @selmekki ✊🏼 Sharif. ☝️aspect of my personal disruptor mission is to dismantle educational injustice for… https://t.co/quOA0t4Zzy
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @1in5advocacy @edu_post @NationalParents @moms4FAPE Much needed! Thank you! @Bethany11588401 @SKH245 @MzPoliTweetz @nanwaldman @ChaninJeff @computra @EducateAll101 @JolleyWampus @Tica19833https://t.co/oGnUCimTtq
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiDay 22–2020: Dismantling by @ChadWilliamson https://t.co/XDfdnG1zNh“If progressivism is measured by Black outcomes, you might as well deem it regression.” -⁦@selmekki⁩ ✊🏻for a soft-… https://t.co/iwfwUtwFp6
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1/23
2020
High graduation rates? 🤔 “The result of a lower bar — not better schools. Cheating by school administrators (grade… https://t.co/Mj7YwpC4ZZ
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiProtecting the constitutional rights of parents like Kendra #Espinoza is essential to student success & our nation.… https://t.co/ooQ5ZDUo2M
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiDay 22 - 2020 Inspiration via @selmekki @8BlackHands1 @MsPackyetti @BlackBoysFilm. https://t.co/dHuQEn9gcN
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiAppreciate that take, @DarrenTBeck. https://t.co/XZzHFCCOzJ
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiEveryone Progresses With a Progressive Platform, Except for Black and Brown Children. @selmekki https://t.co/UX7LCR60Ml
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiBlack men aren’t just teaching! See more ➡️ https://t.co/xUxk431mva Black male teachers are raising the stakes for… https://t.co/IOEb3Rm6Iu
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @citizenstewart Come on, @GrittyNHL You don’t have to live up to your hideous outfitListen to this clip from Episode 45. Dr. Cole @ccoleiii doing what he does, motivating folks and activating agency… https://t.co/QRo9BoJ31t
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @mathteacherjedi @nate_bowling @MrTomRad @weteachtoo @kamau777Next up is @TOBlackFilmFest. Join @SoniaLowman @MalcolmJenkins and @nwjfilms + @ListenUpMediaCo on Saturday, Feb. 1… https://t.co/m42mCAWSCh
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiHot off the press! Feb issue of @ASCD @ELmagazine: Rooted in Reading...featuring our very own @jeri_teaches! 📖 Just… https://t.co/xhyVd6K7P2
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiEpisode 45 of @8BlackHands1: need allies 2 graduate 2 co-conspirator status; better word 2 describe the effort. “Yo… https://t.co/7AM7pp0yB2
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiIn "Black Teachers Are Not Enough" @selmekki speaks on how we need to do more than just hire teachers of color, we… https://t.co/UCwQglx06T
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiQoD- When will this policing of Black Bodies stop? What can we do to prevent this sort of things from happening?… https://t.co/OUSt4zQx9Z
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @8BlackHands1 @ccoleiii @selmekki @citizenstewart @Mr_Ankrum I was part of an interview panel where a candidate sai… https://t.co/hjyb2DqtDQ
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki“Become the teacher you wish you had and knew you needed.” @selmekki @RPLNYC @NYUMcSilver Great references to… https://t.co/AkKjqgp3fL
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki @Mr_Ankrum @RepJeffries So why are you apologizing? What did I miss?
1/22
2020
The hidden turd in Ravitch's world assessment is that she has no solutions. Her focus on slaying reformers doesn't… https://t.co/UqzSFjoCj2
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiI'm listening to a little boy at the microphone asking @virginiawalden what he should do about being in a school th… https://t.co/N6uwfXIhIp
Retweeted by Sharif El-Mekki🚨 New Episode Alert🚨 Ep. 45: Live From NOLA & Discussing Parent Power The fellas got to head on down to NOLA and… https://t.co/G1Ptx2IfSM
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiAs we near 1yr of this grassroots podcast 📻, I want to thank my brothers, my friends @citizenstewart @ccoleiiihttps://t.co/jCVltlFiiw
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiSo many of our neighbors have been evicted, and then falsely charged while homeless, again and again. It breaks my… https://t.co/8surJJiVIg
Retweeted by Sharif El-MekkiGreat to visit John B. Welsh School and see the wonderful murals painted by students and @CityYearPhilly volunteers… https://t.co/nrE8Vc7tmx
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1/21
2020

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