Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Teach For America Bestsellers

Might you be interested in a few reading suggestions today? I have a couple that I’d like to get on your radar. The first is Teach For America Counter-Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out (Black Studies and Critical Thinking) authored by T. Jameson Brewer and Kathleen deMarrais. The second is Sarah Matsui’s Learning from Counternarratives in Teach For America (Counterpoints). I have felt a little

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Busting Pencils: Civil Rights and Inequities (Ep. 13)

Is opting out of high-stakes test a social movement? Social protest? In this episode of BustEd Pencils explores the Civil Rights movement’s unique history in relation to Opt Out. As the “Activist/Blogger of the Week” I talked about how certain inequities remain “cloaked.” I also discuss the reason why I chose the name Cloaking Inequity and why I started blogging. What happens when

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Talk to us LIVE today at NOON PST on KVOI

Radio LIVE NOON PST 3/26. The topic? Teach For America and teacher quality. On Robin Hiller‘s show State of Education we will discuss teacher shortages, the new Truth For America podcast, the recent @Facebook censorship of the Valerie Strauss article in the Washington Post and the announced layoffs of DC staff. The State of Education is the only program on radio

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The Progressive Magazine: How a Grassroots Revolt Against Testing May Change Education

A revolt involving hundreds of thousands of Americans against the federal and state government has been brewing over the past couple of years. What caused this grassroots revolt? Parents and students have had enough of high-stakes testing required by federal law and implemented by the states and have chosen to “opt out” of the tests. High-stakes tests swept the nation

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Addressing Educational Injustices

This interactive lecture explores the present school reform discourse and education policy landscape. Dr. Vasquez Heilig discusses what is prompting educators, students, parents, and citizens alike to question the ways in which we hold public schools accountable for student learning and performance. NKU provides this context: Too many of today’s students, particularly those in impoverished neighborhoods, are not receiving the

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