Tag Archives: diversity

Exclusive: The Moral Disengagement of Education Reform

This week I blogged about the 2019 International School Choice and Reform conference in Portugal. What I didn’t mention in the post (See FROM PORTUGAL, WITH NO LOVE FROM THE EDUCATION REFORMERS) was the Twitter onslaught and venom from the White neoliberals directed towards Steve Nelson about his research after the conference. Wanted to say @BrotherCitizen is one of my favorite follows!

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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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Does Teach For America advocate for equity and access? Whistleblower says no, files lawsuit

Is Teach For America really about equity and access? A new federal lawsuit filed yesterday by a whistleblower says no. I do want to say that there is often inside info rolling around inside my head and this is one of the stories that I couldn’t talk about until today. Here is yesterday’s press release: Forty-one year old Lisanne Wirth was

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“Diversity is Hard”: Will Charter Schools In Your Locale Choose Equity?

I am not of the ilk that charters are all bad news (See all of Cloaking Inequity’s post on charter schools here). As I have mentioned previously, I am a charter school parent, currently serve on a charter school board, and was an instructor at an Aspire charter school. I realize that I have prominent friends and allies that are 100% anti-charter.

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A Quandary for School Leaders: Equity, High-stakes Testing and Accountability

Heads up on our brand new piece on accountability and high-stakes testing in the new Routledge publication entitled Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity. (I don’t receive royalties, only a meager professor’s salary…) Citation for our contribution: Vasquez Heilig, J. & Nichols, S. (2013). A quandary for school leaders: Equity, high-stakes testing and accountability. L. C. Tillman

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