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Just Say No to Rheeism

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On November 7, 2019
Good news from the Chicago Teachers’ Union, who won a continued moratorium on new charter schools in Chicago. Among the many demands on class size, staffing and prep time, one line item in the Chicago teachers proposed contract has escaped much public discussion: a continuation of a moratorium on charter schools. Passed as a side […]

White Kids

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On September 12, 2019

Margaret Hagerman’s White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America is simply put one of the best books I have read in years. Hagerman, a sociologist, spent time with element

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In the endless discussions about schooling since too many LGM commenters will not admit that their actions in securing the “best” education, housing, and other privileges are part of a white supremacist system that only replicates inequality for future generations, one thing that constantly gets discussed is the question of what is a “good” school? […]

The Rheeist Scam

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On May 22, 2019

Just in case anyone still wonders why charter schools exist: The founder of Los Angeles-based charter school network Celerity Educational Group was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for misspen

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The Oakland Teachers Strike

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On February 28, 2019
The teachers’ strike movement has moved to Oakland, which is receiving surprisingly little media attention compared to all the other recent strikes. Sarah Jones has a good run-down on what it is about and what is going on: Meager pay. Crowded classrooms. A ratio of one counselor for every 600 students. The Oakland Education Association […]

Strikes Work

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On February 19, 2019

Boom! West Virginia's educators just won their strike! A few minutes ago, they forced the House to kill the Republicans' pro-privatization bill, 53-45. Strikes work — check out this video of

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