I wish there was another, less drastic measure than a hunger strike to realize my goals. But unfortunately, the system is so entrenched and resistant to change that there is no other way.
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December 15, 2013
December 13, 2013
The fundamental question that has been presented to all of us through the Common Core process is this one: Who decides what is taught in our schools?
December 10, 2013
Teachers, unions, students, and families are finding a common voice. It is the perfect time for the American Federation of Teachers to issue "The Principles that Unite Us," a call for labor and communities to unite in a new era of school reform.
October 29, 2013
From coast to coast, the billionaire-backed education reform project is back-pedaling, and there are signs of desperation showing up all over.
October 16, 2013
Decisions that were made without democratic input are not legitimate. Officials implementing these policies should be challenged in public at every opportunity.
October 12, 2013
Speaking truth to power, as these parents did, is an intoxicating thing. It delivers to both speaker and witnesses a shiver, an awakening to the fact that we do not need to suffer in silence, or allow our children to suffer without objection.
September 26, 2013
the funders of corporate reform are making a great effort to pretend that those of us who profoundly disagree with their approach are some kind of fringe element
September 22, 2013
I would like to know how you went about selecting these particular guests. I notice that almost all of the people are those who agree about corporate "reform" of public schools.
September 16, 2013
At my large elementary school on Chicago's southwest side, the mercury on the thermometer soars to a scorching 90 degrees. Sweat drips down the students' little round faces,
September 15, 2013
Diane Ravitch has emerged as an iconic figure on America's political landscape. What Daniel Ellsberg was to the Vietnam War, Ravitch has become to the battle raging over public education