Some liberals are quite enthralled with the social justice possibilities of school choice. While district and enrollment boundaries reflect segregated residential patterns in the US, in theory, choice allows families to select schools across these artificial barriers, eradicating an important institutional impediment to equity. Moreover, schools then must compete to attract students, just like businesses […]
I mean, did you ever see this coming? I didn’t. I want to apologize for the one caller who stayed diligently on hold today. I didn’t feel cool with clicking over to callers. I had to do the show from a Starbucks today because of work, and that schools don’t let BlogTalkRadio pass their firewalls. […]
Here is the place to sign up and support Portland, Oregon students who support Seattle, WA teachers. Who will be next to stand up to the bullies selling “junk” high stakes standardized tests (HSST’s) to school districts? Can they fire all the students?Expel them, suspend them, put them in jail? Why are so many students finally […]
I’m terrible at titles, so I’m glad the folks at GOOD picked something that gets right to the point: Why America’s Prep Schools Aren’t Following Arne Duncan’s Public School Education Reforms. Although, I will say for the record that Duncan’s children attend public schools in Virginia.
There are so few who can explain the complexity of how the deep connections between the attack on public education and teachers — that if not stopped –will ultimately lead to the end of democracy itself. Henry A. Giroux is one of the few: TruthOut.org / By Henry A. Giroux The War Against Teachers December 21, 2012 | A […]