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December 15, 2013

Student Prepares for Hunger Strike for Democracy in Education

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.

October 16, 2013

Process Matters in a Democracy: Common Core Fails the Test

Decisions that were made without democratic input are not legitimate. Officials implementing these policies should be challenged in public at every opportunity.

October 10, 2013

Social Darwinism Resurrected for the New Gilded Age

The fittest will survive and perhaps have a chance at that ever-shrinking middle class. The rest will flounder, but we have the "ethos of the meritocracy" to rescue us from any pangs of moral conscience.

October 09, 2013

Paul Horton: Students and Educators Suffer PTSD in the Chicago School Wars: The Road to Gatopia IV

more and more teachers are being identified with PTSD symptoms due to the "perception of an increasingly hostile work environment."

October 03, 2013

Is Education Reform a Faith-Based Belief System?

It is interesting that Mr. Petrilli uses the word "faith" to describe his belief that schools will somehow rescue the poor from impoverishment.

September 22, 2013

An Indiana Parent Writes to NBC's Education Nation: Why Only Present One Side of a Public Debate?

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

Chicago Teacher: Inhumane Working Conditions are Inhumane Learning Conditions

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 05, 2013

John Thompson: First Class; Education at DC's Dunbar High School

First Class also tells the tragic story of the elite institution becoming collateral damage due to the ham-handed way that America's schools were desegregated

August 26, 2013

Civil Rights Leaders Condemn Privatization of Prisons and Schools

Despite research showing that closing public schools does not improve test scores or graduation rates, the federal agenda has incentivized the privatization of schools with primary fall out on low-income communities of color.

August 18, 2013

Prisons, Post Offices and Public Schools: Some Things Should Not Be For Profit

When our schools are run for profit, there are disastrous consequences for both students and teachers. Teachers are "managed" through the "outcomes" their students produce

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