Category Archives: African Americans

The Tide May Be Turning on Billionaire Backers of Charter Schools in California

For years, billionaires have donated millions to promote pro-privatization, school choice candidates in political races ranging from local school board, to state houses, to Washington, D.C. An avalanche of political donations from deep-pocketed national advocates for private-management of education—such as entrepreneur Eli Broad, the Walton family (heirs to the Walmart fortune), co-founder of the Gap retail chain Doris Fisher, and other wealthy

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Breaking News: NAACP Resolution Decries Representation of African Americans in textbooks, courses and standards

The NAACP has a new resolution speaking out against the problematic representation of African Americans in our education system. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights organization. It was formed in 1909 as a “bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans.” My Great Grandma Z. Louise Scott was an NAACP

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Hear LatinX TalX: A Sharing LatinX Journeys Podcast About Community Schools, Charter Schools & Cloaking Inequality

For your drive! Hey, check out this track on SoundCloud: LatinX TalX: A Sharing LatinX Journeys Podcast Episode 14: Community Schools, Charter Schools & Cloaking Inequality chat with Will Ortiz-Febus and Dr. Julian Vazquez Heilig Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae.

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If You Answer Yes to These Questions, You should do this.

Do you agree with each of the following questions? Should we increase funding for early education programs? Should we support legislation written by leaders to provide millions of dollars to school districts to keep kids in school and out of the criminal justice system? Should we provide financial resources for youth in foster care have the opportunity to go to

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NEW from Harvard Press: Culturally Responsive School Leadership

Professor Muhammad Khalifa has a new book out entitled Culturally Responsive School Leadership from the Harvard Press that I’d like to recommend. I first met Muhammad at my college job fundraising for the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 1994. It was actually one of the three college jobs that I had at the same time to make ends meet. I next

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