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Betsy DeVos wants $5 billion, Should we Oblige?

Betsy DeVos just proposed a $5 billion school choice proposal, asking the Congress for a national tax credit scholarship program that would allow parents to send their children to a private K-12 school of their choice. What are the particulars? She does not use the word “voucher” (likely because voters keep turning back the approach), but instead uses “education savings

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NEW! Chi-Town Educator and Community-Based Activism: Confronting a Legacy of Education Privatization in the Nation’s Windy City

I am pleased to announce our brand new article in the Threshold in Education Journal entitled Chi-Town Educator and Community-Based Activism: Confronting a Legacy of Education Privatization in the Nation’s Windy City Our new piece is included in a special issue entitled “The Illinois Problem.” Here’s what the editors have to say about the new issue in their introduction: The Illinois

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What Works?: Research on Educational Leadership, Policy and Literacy in Black & Brown Communities

I pinged a few professors to answer a few questions with lesser known research on educational leadership, policy and literacy in black & brown communities. Works were submitted by: Noelle Witherspoon Arnold, Ohio State University  Julian Vasquez Heilig, California State University Sacramento Lorri J. Santamaría The University of Auckland, New Zealand Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas, University of Missouri. Columbia Here are the

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New Research: Vouchers— schools do the choosing

The racist history of vouchers is very clear and apparent. What was the origin of the school voucher movement? The Daily Kos described the history of vouchers in the piece Jim Crow and school vouchers The Richmond News-Leader wrote at the time: “To acknowledge the Court’s authority [in Brown v Board] does not mean the South is helpless. It is not to abandon

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