Monthly Archives: October 2015

California NAACP takes stand on limiting role of School Resource Officers #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh

You have probably seen the video— a South Carolina School Resource Officer (a fancy name for a cop patrolling a school) bodyslams a Black female high school student while she is sitting in her desk, then he proceeds to throw her across the room. MSNBC reported, A cell phone video shot inside a South Carolina high school Monday appeared to show

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The Progressive Magazine: Education needs to be on the agenda at the Iowa Debate

I was recently flummoxed (this really is an underused word in the English language) by the lack of conversation about K-12 education in the recent Democratic debate in Las Vegas. The Progressive Magazine asked me to reflect on the dearth of coverage. Here is the piece they published Why The Democratic Presidential Debate Ignored Education The recent Democratic Party presidential debate in

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Charters: Illusion of Change? feat. @PedroANoguera et al.

What is typically different about charter schools and traditional schools both on a national level and to some extent locally? Teachers’ Democracy Project filmmakers answer this question in the new short documentary film “Charters: The Illusion of Change” A few months ago, I visited Washington DC to attend a Latino Leadership Weekend conference that was held at the University of Maryland Business School. During one

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Alleged police harassment: UDC President stands for students

Here is an important story you might not have seen in the mainstream news media. Earlier this week, an 18-year-old African American Freshman student of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) was forcibly wrested to the ground and detained by members of the DC Metropolitan Police Department after opening a door for a young White family struggling to

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Top 10s in 2016— Vote and Nominate Brightest Ed Policy Minds

Nominate and vote in this new poll. Who will or should make the biggest impact on education policy priorities in the 2016 campaign? Encourage your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections and others to vote and nominate too! Teach For America probably has their list. The DFERs likely have a list again (Do you think Arne Duncan is at the top

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