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Since white parents will do everything possible to not send their kids to schools with Black kids (well, maybe one or two from upper middle class backgrounds so that little Connor and Maddie can have just the right kind of diversity in their lives), what if, like with vaccines, we started to provide incentives to […]

Vouchertastic

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On May 6, 2021

Wow, it’s almost as if privatizing public education leads to bad outcomes for less than ideal students (at least from the perspective of the charter industry). The Arkansas state legislatureR

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Fifty Years Since Swann

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On April 20, 2021
While Brown v. Board of Education gets the most attention for obvious reasons, it wasn’t until the 1971 decision in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education that the Court really did anything to actually create school integration. How has it gone in the half-century since? I think we all know the answer: But white families […]
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The nation’s treatment of front line workers, from meat packers to grocery store workers, has been an atrocity in the age of COVID. We call them “heroes,” something they certainly did not ask for when they took that job and therefore because of their heroic status, they don’t need any job protectors or wage gains […]
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Cleveland Heights Teachers Strike

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On December 11, 2020
Last week, teachers in Cleveland Heights, Ohio walked off the job. They won their demands with a one-day strike. This mainstream media piece tells us very little about the issues, rather spending more time on whether there was ever actually a strike or not. But one of the teachers wrote a piece about it for […]
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