Have you been following it? We have. There may be some connections to the bullying tactics of the Christie administration. There might not be. I don’t know. But what happened Newark in recent days is part and parcel of the assault on meaningful conversations in education, especially when it challenges prevailing reform interests. We’re starting […]
In a suit to halt school closures, a judge denies class-action status to African-American and special needs students and families suing CPS. Huh. I’m no lawyer. But don’t they organize students into, you know, classes in school? Class of 2013, 2014, and such? Class rings, classroom, class rank? Schools are all about tracking, sorting, grouping, […]
Global reforms are just that. Global. The same damage is being inflicted worldwide to schools in large and small communities, causing distress and doing nothing to improve education. Often quite the opposite. This is Cedar, a small community in Canada. I only heard about Cedar because my gorgeous friend James lives there. James isn’t a […]
There I said it. School closure policies are racist. Not necessarily bigoted, but indeed racist. Look up the difference.
This will perhaps be one of my most depressing posts on education in recent years. It’s over. This is on the heels of massive and unprecedented school closures in Chicago. It is now officially over. Are you familiar with the myth of Cassandra, the daughter of Priam and Hecuba, who was cursed with accurate predilection, […]