Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rejecting False Claims about Education: A Primer for Journalists

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
One thing (but not the only thing) I have learned about doing public work as an academic is that I am often positioned as the responder, and thus criticizing someone else’s claim. The result is that many are quick to refute my criticism as just that—so much griping—and those voices often demand that…

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Creative?: (Updated) Truth for America Video Project

Do you have a creative and critical perspective on Teach For America? If you are an educator, TFA corps member/alum, researcher, concerned citizen, parent, or student we invite you tocreate a 2-3 minute video to provide both a creative and critical perspective and/or counternarrative about TFA to further public conversation. Videos could include your own personal experiences with TFA, interviews with

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Authority, Discipline, and the Marginalization of Youth in Schools #EdResearch4SpringValley

    A young female student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina was assaulted in her classroom by a police office on October  26, 2015. She was asked to leave a classroom by a teacher after allegedly using her phone during a math class. She refused and was later confronted by Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields, who asked her

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Truth For America Ep. 2: Houston Principal Speaks #TFA25

This is the interview with a recent Houston high school principal that Teach For America doesn’t want you to hear. Recently Teach For America responded to a post on Diane Ravitch’s blog. Here is a summary of their points: We continue to be one of the country’s largest sources of African American and Hispanic teachers. It’s important to remember that every

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#TFA25: @TeachForAmerica Parent Speaks— Should Kids Teach Kids?

How much taxpayer money does Teach For America spend? How much money do the Walmart heirs spend on Teach For America? Julian Vasquez Heilig joined the show State of Education with a parent of a corps member to discuss Teach For America on 1030 AM KVOI The Voice. Topics and questions addressed: How much money do the Walmart heirs spend

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An Open Letter to @JanelleMonae: #TFA25 Cultural Appropriation

Originally posted on waltercrunkite:
Dear Ms. Janelle Monae, First and foremost thank you for bringing a black feminist perspective into music that moves my soul.  HellYouTalmBout continues to be a source of hope, righteous indignation, and monument to the lives of so many snuffed out, the song is at once too long and yet not nearly exhaustive.  Your work at…

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