Monthly Archives: February 2020

International March of Living: Solidarity and Remembrance with my Jewish Brothers and Sisters

I was honored to be asked by Professor David Machlis to join the College of Education Deans’ mission to Poland for the annual International March of the Living to visit historically significant holocaust sites with survivors and citizens from around the world in April of 2020. The march is at the same time as the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

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Inequitable Opportunity to Learn: Student Access to Certified and Experienced Teachers

I gave a keynote for the Tucson Urban League yesterday and one of the topics of discussion was the persisting inequality in teacher quality for low income and students of color. On cue, The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) has released Inequitable Opportunity to Learn: Student Access to Certified and Experienced Teachers authored by Jessica Cardichon, Linda Darling-Hammond, Man Yang, Caitlin

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How should we evaluate teacher quality?

The education psychologist have recently released a policy brief that discusses empirically based assessment of teacher quality. They write, Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is proud to announce their second policy brief, “Addressing Teacher Evaluation Appropriately.” This brief, focused on teacher evaluation practices and policies in schools was written by Alyson Lavigne and Thomas Good. A

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The Total Neoliberal Misrepresentation of the Recent History of Indianapolis K12 Education

Is a total neoliberal misrepresentation coming to K12 Education in a public district near you? A recent article in the pro-charter, pro-neoliberal “magazine,” called Education Next, is a thorough misrepresentation of the recent history of Indianapolis K12 education (see the article at https://www.educationnext.org/hoosier-way-good-choices-for-all-indianapolis/).  I know because, as a university professor and a community activist, I have spent the last seven

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Outstanding Dissertation Award in Educational Policy and Politics

Purpose: The purpose of the AERA Division L Outstanding Dissertation Award is to recognize the exceptional research accomplishments of recent doctoral graduates. Dissertations employing any theoretical and methodological orientation may be nominated as long as they make an important contribution to education policy and/or politics. The award recipient will be formally recognized at the 2019 Division L Business Meeting at

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