My three decades of experiences dealing with the crack and gangs era of the 1980s, and then teaching in inner city schools, taught me to have an even keel.
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July 16, 2014
July 10, 2014
Teachers need to wake up and understand that the country's biggest corporations are coming after their jobs. They have little respect for teachers because they want to market products that they think will do a better job than teachers.
July 05, 2014
Last week, while many of us were busy making plans for the summer, something much more sinister was happening in the halls of the State Capital in Trenton, N. J..
July 03, 2014
I am trying to make sense of the education reform project, which seems a mass of contradictions. On the one hand, we have a seemingly utopian project with bold pronouncements about the boundless capacity of all students
June 24, 2014
This summer educators around the country will congregate in the political workings of our unions at the AFT and NEA conventions. This is no small business.
June 09, 2014
A call for national standards is a political veneer, a tragic waste of time and energy that would be better spent addressing real needs in the lives of children
May 25, 2014
This week, I am sharing interviews with several leaders of schools of education around the country, who have thoughts about these issues and more. First up is Kevin Kumashiro, Dean of the University of San Francisco's School of Education.
May 22, 2014
Activist rank-and-file movements are ramping up teachers unions' fight for justice, reason, and community solidarity by passing resolutions and winning offices across the country.
May 16, 2014
As the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education arrives, a report has been released by the Journey 4 Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led organizations, which declares corporate education reform a civil rights fraud.
May 06, 2014
Newark Mayoral Candidate Ras Baraka: 'I Will Lead a Full Scale Campaign for Local Control of Schools'
The outcome of the May 13 election determines the future of public education in Newark. We will either continue in an era where: Schools are closed. Unproven strategies are used to "turnaround" schools.