Tag Archives: Malcolm X

Folsom Prison Graduation Address (No Blues or Jeans)

Last Friday, I was honored to give a graduation address at Folsom Prison. Folsom State Prison (FSP) is a California State Prison in Folsom, California, U.S., approximately 20 mi (30 km) northeast of the state capital of Sacramento… It opened 137 years ago in 1880, Folsom is the state’s second-oldest prison..  Folsom was also one of the first maximum security prisons, and as such witnessed the execution of 93 condemned prisoners over a

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10 Things to Know about the Charter School Debate

At separate conventions this summer, the NAACP and the Black Lives Matter Movement—the nation’s oldest and the youngest civil rights organizations—passed resolutions critical of charter schools and the privatization of education. We may have reached a watershed moment for market-based school choice. This article appeared here first at the Progressive Magazine. Here are 10 things to consider about the market-based charter schools debate:

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