Welcome again, Bryant Muldrew, as one of our most consistent and long-term guest bloggers! Bryant is helping build our Democracy and Education conversation. As readers may recall, Mr. Muldrew is a leader in the National Student Bill of Rights Movement. He is a powerful advocate for students' voices. Below, he shares with us an important story about what drove many students in Baltimore to join the campaign for a National Student Bill of Rights. - Greg The Case for the National Student Bill of Rights By Bryant Muldrew In 2003, students from the Baltimore Algebra Project (BAP), were told that ...
A new report documents that in New York City student education outcomes and their opportunity to learn are more determined by where they live than their abilities. In addition to documenting the problem, the report lays out solutions.
Joel Klein of the Murdoch organization and Condoleezza Rice of the Hoover Institution would have us believe that the purpose of American education is to better educate the military. It is difficult to think of a precedent for this astonishing view.
This is an update on the March 1st Occupy Education events. It includes excerpts from several interviews and reports concerning protests that day and why the protests happened.
The Obama administration is currently working to set higher nutritional standards for the food students have access to outside of the cafeteria. The administration is overlooking the nutritional value of foods served in the cafeteria.
Education is always political. It can be overtly political as indoctrination. It can be implicitly political in the way that it is structured. The latter may be the more efficient.
We call on all students, teachers, workers, and parents from all levels of education -pre-K-12 through higher education in public and private institutions- and all Occupy assemblies, labor unions, and organizations of oppressed communities, to mobilize on March 1st, 2012 across the country...
By the title of this blog you might assume that this blog is about an experience travelling by train or plane; however, this is about an experience in a local high school in Maryland.
The recent release by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) of their 2012 Assets & Opportunity Scorecoard contains alarming statistics, an unconscionable portrait of this democratic nation.
In a recent article by CNN, executives from IBM say that available positions are difficult to fill because candidates are not skilled enough in math and science.