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Whether past or present, aggressively or passively, whites have always opposed meaningful integration of schools. Nikole Hannah-Jones’ piece for the Times on busing is a great example of how this worked in the North. She notes that busing did in fact work, despite how it is talked about today, including LGM comment threads. But white […]

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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Today in Our Tech Bro Betters

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On April 21, 2019
Our tech betters sure are awesome, conning towns into handing over their education systems to them with predictably disastrous results: Eight months earlier, public schools near Wichita had rolled out a web-based platform and curriculum from Summit Learning. The Silicon Valley-based program promotes an educational approach called “personalized learning,” which uses online tools to customize […]

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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Back to the Picket Line!

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On February 19, 2019
West Virginia teachers, whose strike last spring started the teachers’ strike wave of the last year, are back on the picket line thanks to the Republican state legislature seeking its revenge against the teachers: West Virginia public school teachers are striking over a new bill that paves the way for charter schools and private school […]

Race and Schools

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On January 4, 2019

I know how much LGM readers hate talking about how their school choices directly lead to reinforcing racism, but the fact is that they do. Noah Berlatsky–who admits the choices he makes for his

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