As I announced yesterday, we are moving this blog to a new livelier format at Participatory Democracy and Public Education. I want to take the opportunity of this last blog to share my sense of where Public Education and the movements for human rights in general, are going.
As mentioned in previous blog posts we are moving this blog today to a new home: Participatory Democracy and Public Education. The new blog will host an active discussion format among the four of us -- Bryant, Saulo, Patrick and I. Please join in on our conversations there.
In this post I wish to share an insightful Vimeo presentation on the political and ideological reasons for the onslaught against public education by Brian Jones, a teacher in NYC who has been one of...
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...
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...
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.
Bottom-up Organizing: Transformative movements Can Only be Realized with Authentic Grassroots LeadershipThe extensive grassroots efforts leading to women's right to vote is a compelling portrayal of the fact that social change movements are like rivers with many tributaries. A dynamic, successful social movement is really the confluence of many movements--smaller, more local, narrower or different in focus.
Yesterday, Billy Easton wrote a great Op-ed in The New York Times discussing how Governor Cuomo and his allies are increasing the opportunity gap for many of the state's most disadvantaged students. Tragically, but unsurprisingly, brutal budget cuts have hit poor districts much worse than middle class and wealthy ones.