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Teachers in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and now Arizona are building on the actions by their West Virginia comrades and walking off the job to protest their terrible pay and benefits, but really are protesting decades of being underpaid, overworked, and seen as easy marks for attacks from Republicans. First, to the Bluegrass: Public schools closed in […]
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This is a great interview between Jeffrey Goldberg and the civil rights writer Nikole Hannah-Jones. Two critical points here. First, it’s that our school segregation is the sign of an inherently racist society, something that white liberals refuse to confront in a serious way, as we see in the comments to my post on this […]
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Education and Poverty

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On September 26, 2017
One of the mantras for educational policy is that better schools allow poor children to succeed. This is right at the core of the charter school ideology. And since those public schools fail to deliver on this promise, charters can instead through their DISRUPTION and of course busting teachers’ unions. The problem with all of […]

Rahm’s Chicago

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On July 5, 2017

Rahm Emanuel’s new education policy is senseless on the face of it. To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must sho

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