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Here are two facts. In person K-12 must happen in person in the fall, both in terms of the necessity of parents to work and for child development. There is no way that K-12 can happen with proper social distancing, given both that you can’t make small children social distance and because there simply isn’t […]

A Correct Take

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On June 9, 2020

Yes indeed. If your white kid made an adorable sign proclaiming black lives matter but you opted out of your neighborhood predominantly black school then you are not teaching your kid that black lives

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In the initial Gilded Age, the courts took the 14th Amendment, tore it up as it applied to African-Americans, and created entirely new and unintended meanings for it as it applied to corporations, starting the nation down the road that has lately led to Citizens United. It took the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, refused to apply […]

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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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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