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Lead #Resistance against DeVos! Help us defeat a Public Education Privatizer!

I am organizing a fundraiser for Tony Thurmond’s campaign for California Superintendent of Public Instruction. Will you please pitch in today at so we can defeat Marshall Tuck and his public education privatizer/ reformer supporters? Donations of EVERY size matter. Marshall Tuck, his opponent, has millions, but we have people power. Thurmond is also endorsed by the Network For

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New Insights and Directions: Considering the Impact of Charter School Attributes on Communities of Color

The new issue of the Journal of Transformative Leadership & Policy Studies (JTLPS) is now LIVE! Issue 7.1 focuses on charter schools. The soft release of the journal to California legislators and staff will take place today at a private showing of Backpack Full of Cash hosted by a variety of organizations at the Crest Theater in downtown Sacramento. But

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New Orfield Book: School Choice Exacerbating Inequality and Segregation

In the 20th century, some African American leaders argued for small selective group of leaders to be educated to lead the community. Then, as the century progressed, a more ecumenical approach to the education of all African American students was express in the sentiment of a rising education tide— improving schools for every student would lift all boats. For example, after the

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Big Career Change: Accepting Assistant Secretary (OPE) at US Dept of Ed

I have some important news to share. I accepted an offer today to be nominated for the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education (OPE) at the US Department of Education. The Assistant Secretary is assisted by a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Planning and three Deputy Assistant Secretaries who have leadership and oversight responsibilities for the three major program units

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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: 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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