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#HipHopEd Has Its Eyes On You: Why Lin-Manuel Doesn’t Get a Pass for This SNL Sketch

How could you do us like that? This was my first thought after watching the Saturday Night Live sketch in which Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda plays a substitute teacher who tries to impress his students via hip hop. By “us” I mean teachers who are part of the #HipHopEd movement, a collective of educators who think deeply about ways to […]

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on goosebumps, hip-hop education, and performing for kendrick lamar

Originally posted on hamza qureshi:
Allow me to set up the scene. It’s around 2:00 PM on an overcast Monday in June; I’m standing in a humid high school gymnasium staring at the expanse of white chairs that litter the room in a used disarray. It’s empty for the most part, barring a few police…