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April 26, 2016

How Accountability Can Help or Hurt Equity

Equity advocates are pushing an accountability bill that is working its way through the California legislature. It could help, but it could also help recreate a failed system.

March 08, 2016

California's Looking Like the Progressive Alternative

Unsolved problems abound, but California's looking a bit more golden these days compared with the slash-the-budget conservative states.

December 02, 2015

Do Black Minds Matter, Too?

We are wasting Black minds, argues Education Trust-West executive director Ryan Smith, who also points to places who are building success with African-American students.

November 25, 2015

Thanks for the Refugees

Most of us, or our ancestors, came from somewhere else, and mostly we're thankful we did. We just have a hard time extending that gift to others.

October 21, 2015

What Kind of Country Would California Be? Very Unequal

California's bigger than many countries. International education scholar Tom Luschei begins a series of posts asking what kind of country would it be? Very unequal.

September 23, 2015

University of California Tops Upward Mobility Scale

Six University of California campuses and Pomona College led the New York Times College Access Index that measures economic diversity at top colleges. But the good news could be a lot better.

September 09, 2015

Who Ensures That Parents Get a Real Voice?

California's Local Control Funding Formula depends on parents to be the watchdogs of school district budgets, but Oscar Cruz writes that there's little guarantee that they will get an effective voice.

September 07, 2015

Is There a 'Blue State' Frontier for Teachers' Unions?

Teacher unions, particularly those in Blue States like California, are playing defense and missing the opportunity to build a union for this century.

April 04, 2015

To Understand Justice, Study Profound Injustice: Slavery

The Whitney Plantation is devoted exclusively to slavery. Expect to be moved, educated, horrified, and perhaps motivated.

March 27, 2015

Growing Inequality Is Visible in K-12 Politics

The one-percenters who can make large campaign donations have more money than ever. And, as in all other policy areas these days, they want to call the shots in K-12 education.

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