Monthly Archives: December 2014

#NativeAmerican Ways of Educating

The United States consists of lands that have been considered home to American Indians for thousands of years. Given this continuous relationship to the land there are orientations within American Indian culture that not only honor nature but that promote a relationship of engagement and harmony with the earth that calls upon one’s observational and mindful capacities. This culturally grounded

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Is TFA Cloaking Inequity?: Discussing Headwind on Al Jazeera

After several decades, Teach For America, a program that sends inexperienced teachers (typically only 5 weeks of summer training) before they are shipped off to teach on a (primarily) temporary basis in America’s toughest schools, is facing some headwind. Alumni are increasingly speaking out against the organization, many of whom who joined Teach For America with the right intentions. I

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Charters and $$$$: Has anyone seen anything like this?

Has anyone seen anything like this? Charter requiring parents to pay $$$$ in lieu of required volunteer hours. In the words of Jerry McGuire: Show me the money! Apparently the California Charter School Association hasn’t heard of such a thing happening in practice or charter school policy, even though Public Advocates delivered the evidence to the public via parent whistleblowers and

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Winner, Winner Turkey Dinner: Secretary @ArneDuncan Wins Award!

Congratulations and condolences to Arne Duncan for winning the 2014 Educational Policy Turkey of the Year Award! Will he come by to accept the award? 🙂 The blog Cloaking Inequity seeks to illuminate popular and dominant ideologies that purport to foment equality and close the achievement gap. Often well-intentioned citizens support educational policy that claim to create a more inclusive and

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