Verland Coker is an activist and former school board candidate based in Albuquerque. He is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, and grew up in Albuquerque. He has been a community advocate working with families and students in APS for 3 years and has been independently researching education for the past 8 years. Currently, he works with the Native American Community Academy to help Indigenize mathematics and implement 21st century education.
COVID-19 has reasserted that our schools are completely ill-prepared to equitably use technology in the classroom. During my time attending school board meetings — and even in my time in public school — I saw quite a few questionable tech purchases, from lackluster web filters to funding an allegedly fraudulent learning software from the now-infamous […]