June 2012 Archives

A for-profit company has succeeded in maneuvering the Cabarrus County, NC school board to create an online Charter School.  This is also happening in Pennsylvania and other parts of the county where corporations are taking public dollars to make profits using unsuccessful methods. 


Dear Readers, We will be moving this blog to a new home on July 10.  We are most likely going to move to DailyKos but, as we make this transition, I want your thoughts about: Where we should move; Our writing style. My goals in developing the Democracy and Education blog have been to: Make the connections between day-to-day issues in schools and larger systems thinking about economics and policy and find out what readers think about these connections; Let readers know what they can do to become systems change agents and solicit readers’ ideas; Develop a conversation and get ...


Bryant Muldrew once again, asks some critical questions about what students are taught and equally important, what they are not taught in schools. As the Common Core are rolled out as the standard across the country and as teacher evaluations are being created, we need to keep Bryant's questions in mind and push back on the state that leaves out these pieces of the curriculum that are vital to the shaping of our democracy. -Greg Will Common Core Standards Teach about the Struggles of Oppressed People? Why aren’t students taught the intimate details of the on-going struggles of oppressed...


Students need to be in school to learn.  They have a right to an education--and a right to justice. 


There are two major passions that can unify individuals or groups for a common goal. Commonly, people are bound together by a uniform hate towards someone, something, a group, or an idea. Conversely, love for someone, something, a group, or an idea can be a similar bond.


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