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Are we too focused on integrat...

May 20, 2018 by

Melba. Minnijean. Elizabeth. Ernest. Gloria. Carlotta. Thelma. Terrence. Jefferson. We stand on the shoulders of the Little Rock...

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Education Autocrats Got Jokes,...

May 8, 2018 by

I posted a New York Times article on Facebook yesterday that said Black people still face redlining in housing due to longstanding...

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Beware the difference between ...

Mar 13, 2018 by

This may seem off-topic when it comes to education, but stay with me, people. Way back in 1980s, when I was working as reporter for...

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It’s time for parents in margi...

Mar 7, 2018 by

Sarah Carpenter is a fearless advocate fighting in Memphis, Tennessee – and nationally – for public schools that improve the lives of...

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IndyEd: Can you imagine having...

Feb 24, 2018 by

My boys are in first grade this year.  For each of my sons, my husband and I paid $27 for education fees, $99 for textbooks and $36...

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Access to the Arts Can Help Sa...

Jan 20, 2018 by

David Billingsley developed his passion for music at a young age. He can remember being that little boy playing a tambourine at...

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Should wealthy PTAs have to sh...

Nov 22, 2017 by

It was dark and rainy in most of Seattle. But inside a glittering event space, hundreds of middle-aged, mostly-white Madison Park...

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San Francisco is super progres...

Nov 21, 2017 by

Parents from San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood gathered around school cafeteria tables and listened as administrators delivered a...

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NYC is about to send hundreds ...

Nov 11, 2017 by

Over a decade ago New York City’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and its most powerful union boss, Randi Weingarten, had a showdown over...

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Top Ten Most Ridiculous Commen...

Nov 11, 2017 by

Dennise Goldberg – In my job as a special education advocate, and my other job as a parent of a child with special needs, I...

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Stop playin’, these schools ar...

Oct 9, 2017 by

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”—Steve Biko Few things are more important than...

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Every Student Should Have An I...

Sep 23, 2017 by

One of the best parts about being a teacher is being able to see a student that typically struggles, finally getting it. Usually this...

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He asked a black girl to homec...

Sep 20, 2017 by

Chalk it up to another example of public school integration gone wrong. A student at Burnsville High School in Minnesota made a sign...

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‘Take your happy asses to Afri...

Aug 29, 2017 by

The Geneva County Schools’s website says their mission “is to educate all students for success in a diverse world.” At least one of...

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What can California charter sc...

Jun 23, 2017 by

The Stanford Law and Policy Lab and Stanford Law’s Youth & Education Law Project (YELP), on behalf of the California Charter...

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How a low-income Delaware stud...

Jun 17, 2017 by

Atnre Alleyne – What does a kid do when her elite college dreams are being suffocated by a school system best suited to stifle...

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University professors have a l...

Jun 8, 2017 by

By Citizen Stewart – I‘ll admit that I have no Earthly idea what university professors in colleges of education do all day....

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Empowering black men teachers ...

Jun 6, 2017 by

Make no mistake about it, black men are nurturers and please don’t doubt that they aren’t caregivers as well. They possess the...

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STUDENT: The faults in Interna...

May 12, 2017 by

No matter the time period in society, we’ve wanted to quantify intelligence. To pigeonhole people into being a “smart kid” or a “dumb...

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Black people support vouchers....

May 8, 2017 by

Sharif El-Mekki – At times, Black people, like any group battered and oppressed by the state, may celebrate any perception of...

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