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June 18, 2015

Suburban Districts Shouldn't Hire Detectives to Keep Students Out

Some suburban districts hire detectives and even take families to court, to keep out students, often low income and students of color, from nearby urban districts. I think this is awful. I found many status quo defenders (and I don't see you as one of them) who believe this is perfectly ok.

May 21, 2015

Priorities for a Progressive Education Agenda

Today Deborah Meier and Joe Nathan describe what their priorities for a progressive education agenda.

January 08, 2015

Five Myths of the Charter Public School Movement

Nathan: You refer to some charters as more like a chain. The majority of charters are independent. But, yes, some of them are part of a group. Would you regard Coalition of Essential Schools, or Core Knowledge, or Montessori schools as "chain" schools?

December 04, 2014

Our Children and Race

Casey: I can't look at the pictures of Michael Brown and Tamir Rice without seeing reflections of the faces of my own children and my own students.

November 20, 2014

Democracy: Who Educates the Educators?

Casey: No one becomes a teacher to become rich. We do so out of a vocation, a calling to educate and care for young people.

June 05, 2014

What's Good for Rich Kids Is Good for Poor Ones, Too

Meier: It is galling when rich people in the ed policy field tell me that class size doesn't matter-and pay a lot to send their kids to schools with half as many students per class as urban schools.

June 03, 2014

Reform for Other People's Children

Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.

May 29, 2014

'Urban' Schools and Other Euphemisms

Meier: It's amazing the lengths to which we will go to avoid the questions that surround poverty and segregation, and how useful instead it has been to focus our animosity on schools.

May 27, 2014

Urban, Rural Schools Connected by Inequality

Klonsky: Small rural schools, which often served as community anchors, were (are) being closed by the hundreds.

May 20, 2014

Thoughts From a Sit-In

Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.

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