Monthly Archives: June 2016

Police murdering teachers this week

  The international media is reporting (mainstream US news media??) Mexican police attacked teachers striking against neoliberal education reforms in the southern state of Oaxaca, killing at least eight people and leaving dozens more injured. Así los disparos de los policías federales en Nochixtlán @julioastillero @lhan55 pic.twitter.com/cOc6DvIYIt — Jorge A. Pérez (@Tte_ARto) June 19, 2016 Here is a statement from the

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Sinking TFA?: Demise in San Francisco

In the post BREAKING: TFA out in San Francisco I first discussed the decision by the School Board of the San Francisco Unified School District decision to break their relationship with Teach For America. Episode 10 of the Truth For America podcast features an EXCLUSIVE conversation with Lita Blanc, President of United Educators of San Francisco, about the demise of TFA in San Francisco.

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Investigating the Power and Politics of Charters

Capital & Main reports that California has become ground zero for the national battle over charter school expansion, with some of America’s wealthiest individuals and largest foundations pouring resources into what critics view as the privatization of public education. In a new weeklong series, Capital & Main examines the real impact of rapid charter school growth in the country’s most

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The latest on the School to Prison Pipeline

The school-to-prison pipeline refers to the policies and practices that push school children, particularly low-socioeconomic and racial/ethnic minority youth, out of classrooms into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Critically, school failure for these youth appears to be driven by inadequate and persistently low-performing schools, disproportionate disciplinary and school suspension practices, and the combination of zero-tolerance discipline policies and the

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