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May 30, 2012

What Is the Purpose of Public Education

The future of this country is entrusted in your ability to prepare students for life. The belief that your job is merely to help students obtain an education (signified by receiving a diploma) or get into college is clear proof of a misunderstanding. It is your duty as an educator to raise this question: what is the purpose of the public school system?

May 17, 2012

Visionary Shifts in Thinking and Behavior: For Educators, Students and Movement Advocates

About this series:  This post is the 4th in a series on how activists shape history, particularly the “Art of Movement Building.” Guest Blogger Saulo Colon and I, each week, will discuss our continued lessons learned from studying successful movements over the last 100 years.  We call ...

April 17, 2012

Apartheid Education in New York City

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.

February 23, 2012

CFED shows shocking statistics on poverty in America -- and dangerous implications for education

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.

December 19, 2011

What is Occupy Doing Now?

I am interrupting my 5 part series to answer questions I am getting about what Occupy is doing now.

December 09, 2011

Occupy Wall Street's Goals and Public Education (Part II)

The Occupy movement has expanded exponentially due to the inaccessibility of the American dream. Like the conditions that allowed for the Arab Spring to grow: massive unemployment, poor schools, increased food, health, and housing costs.

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