Monthly Archives: March 2018

Please Vote for “Hurricane Lessons” ASAP

Netroots Nation lets folks vote on which panels to present at the conference and ours is in the selection. You can log in and vote here: https://www.netrootsnation.org/netroots-nation-2018-panel-voting/ Search for “Hurricane Lessons.” Here is our proposed panel description for Netroots Nation 2018 HURRICANE LESSONS: WHAT WE’VE LEARNED FROM POST-KATRINA DISASTER CAPITALISM IN NOLA SCHOOLS Following Hurricane Katrina, the state of Louisiana

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CARE-ED Alert and Call to Action for Education Researchers in California

Academics and research in California are rallying around policy and legislation to support ethnic studies in California. The California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education (CARE-ED) is preparing to release its next research brief, “Ethnic Studies and Critical Multicultural Education: Educating for Democracy in California and Beyond.” In this research brief, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education

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The Onion: Teach for America Celebrates Three Decades of Helping Bright College Graduates Pad Their Law School Resumes

Reblogged from Diane Ravitch. The Onion, a humor website, takes on TFA in Humor strikes close to home. They write, Recognizing the aid the organization has provided to young people struggling to escape the pressure cooker of the nation’s most prestigious universities, officials from the educational nonprofit Teach For America are celebrating three decades of helping recent graduates pad out their

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A FINGER SNAP in the FACE OF A CHILD

A FINGER SNAP in the FACE OF A CHILD to redirect, give an order, or get attention–this is a common practice in high compliance charter schools where predominantly White educators serve students of color. This practice is defended as holding “high expectations” and being “structured” and “efficient.” School leaders say, “This is what our families want.” Then they castigate anti-oppression

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US ED Secretary Betsy DeVos Lampooned on Late Night TV

I’ve gathered the late night humor about Betsy DeVos. Enjoy. Betsy DeVos Has a Lot of Learning to Do https://t.co/RpxrfgNCoq via @comedycentral — JulianVasquezHeilig (@ProfessorJVH) March 17, 2018 Conan, Betsy DeVos and Stormy Daniels Are Equally Qualified To Be Education Secretary https://t.co/Mj6PssUPdG via @thr — JulianVasquezHeilig (@ProfessorJVH) March 17, 2018

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A Chance for Charter School Critics and Supporters to Agree!

Here is your chance charter school proponents! So you don’t like the fact that charter schools are more segregated than traditional public schools? You think that some charters are wasting taxpayer money? You are open to solutions that provide special education students access to charters? (See New Study: Are Charters beacons of opportunity for Special Needs Students?) Here is an opportunity for you

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