Category Archives: Wisdom

Review: The History of Institutional Racism in U.S. Public Schools

  Susan DuFresne recently contacted me and asked for a review of her new book The History of Institutional Racism in U.S. Public Schools. I relayed that I have already committed to 9 manuscripts (6.5 are finished) this year plus I owe Teacher College Press a book prospectus. So I asked Theresa G. Reed, one of California State University Sacramento’s most talented

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Student advocate Alice A. Huffman honored by Sac State

Originally posted on Sac StatEdD:
Alice A. Huffman, a woman who has attained wide respect as a leader and advocate for the African American community, is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Sacramento State and the California State University. She will be recognized during Spring Commencement ceremonies on May 18 at Golden 1 Center. Sacramento State…

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Choice as a Substitute for Adequacy?

Originally posted on School Finance 101:
Another excerpt from forthcoming work… Much of the expansion of charter schooling occurred during the recession. That is, states were adding schools while reducing overall funding, adding inequitable choices on top of increasingly inequitable and inadequate systems.  Expanded charter schooling was a centerpiece of the Duncan/Obama education reform platform which coincided with the recession and…

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Student Uprising! #NeverAgain Assaults School Gun Violence

In my newest contribution to The Progressive magazine, I argue “If the nation follows the advice of Trump and the NRA, the #NeverAgain movement would then need to also address the modern-day lynching of students in their own classrooms.” Jeff Bryant writes, In the tragic aftermath of the horrendous shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students who

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