Monthly Archives: June 2016

Reblogged: Is the multiracial democracy that Obama embodies a lie?

President Barack Obama was delivering a speech before a joint session of Congress when a white lawmaker jabbed his right index finger at Obama and called him a liar. The heckling came during his September 2009 address on health care. Obama was telling lawmakers that his plan wouldn’t cover undocumented immigrants when Republican Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina yelled,

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When you think of China, what comes to mind?

When you think of China, what comes to mind? Is it the Great Wall? Thousands of years of high-stakes testing? Tofu? Pollution? I experienced all of these recently when had an opportunity to give an invited talk at a think tank symposium sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education and organized by other several other organizations. This post will use a

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We are so proud! Malika wins!

The California State University Sacramento Doctorate in Educational Leadership is proud to celebrate Malika Murray, a recently announced 2016 recipient of the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.  (You can hire her in May of 2017) The awards are given each year to only one student from each CSU campus who “demonstrates superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service and financial need.” Malika is

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Disclosing for-profit education reform agenda on 94.1

What do you think the people’s movement should be doing to stop the profit-driven education take-over and create the joyful, engaging schools we all want for our kids? Julian Vasquez Heilig, Professor and California NAACP Education Chair, speaks with Kitty Kelly Epstein on her Education Today radio show on 94.1 KPFA (6/24) and reveals the complexities and hidden agenda of the

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Fisher II got it right on Race and Affirmative Action

As a nation, we are fortunate that the Supreme Court ruled that the University of Texas admission plan “clearly reconciled the pursuit of diversity with the constitutional promise of equal treatment and dignity.” In Fisher v. University of Texas, the court considered the case of Abigail Fisher, who claims she didn’t get in to UT because the school preferred non-white

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