Curriculum [Creation and Use]

//Curriculum [Creation and Use]

Schools as Fearmongering Factories: The Case of Ahmed Mohamed

By Henry A. Giroux | Op-Ed | Originally Published at Truthout | How much longer can a nation ignore the transformation of schools into punishing factories? (Photographic Credit: #IStandWithAhmed via CNET) World renowned author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o observed that "Children are the future of any society [and [...]

Schools as Fearmongering Factories: The Case of Ahmed Mohamed 2016-11-29T17:37:05+00:00

Beginning The Journey Toward Social Justice

To help answer this question, we recently spoke with Renée Watson, former associate director of professional development for DreamYard Project in the Bronx, who now works with organizations that are hoping to align their internal structures and practices with a [...]

Beginning The Journey Toward Social Justice 2016-11-29T17:37:06+00:00

“Reform” Makes Broken New Orleans Schools Worse: Race, Charters, Testing and The Real Story of Education After Katrina

An all-charter-school system was heralded as the future for urban schools. The future is filled with flaws By Jennifer C. Berkshire | Originally Published at Salon. August 3, 2015 5:57 AM | NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 20: Kindergartners line up on their first day of school at [...]

“Reform” Makes Broken New Orleans Schools Worse: Race, Charters, Testing and The Real Story of Education After Katrina 2016-11-29T17:37:06+00:00

Georgia is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow

A Department of Justice investigation found that Georgia is giving thousands of kids with behavioral issues a subpar education and putting them in the same run-down buildings that served black children decades ago. By Marian Wang | Originally Published at ProPublica. July 29, 2015, 2:02 PM | [...]

Georgia is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow 2016-11-29T17:37:07+00:00

Why Do People Believe Myths About the Confederacy? Because Our Textbooks and Monuments are Wrong

History is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley allegedly said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon as Confederates laid down their arms, some picked up their pens and began to distort [...]

Why Do People Believe Myths About the Confederacy? Because Our Textbooks and Monuments are Wrong 2016-11-29T17:37:11+00:00

Black Churches Taught Us to Forgive White People. We Learned to Shame Ourselves

“These white folks, they think the world belongs to them,” Grandma told me 12 hours after Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Cynthia Hurd, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Depyane Middleton Doctor, Daniel Simmons and Myra Thompson were murdered in a black Charleston church by a cowardly [...]

Black Churches Taught Us to Forgive White People. We Learned to Shame Ourselves 2016-11-29T17:37:11+00:00

It’s Not About Mental Illness: The Big Lie that Always Follows Mass Shootings by White Males

Blaming 'mental illness' is a cop-out -- and one that lets us avoid talking about race, guns, hatred and terrorism By Arthur Chu | Originally Published at ,Salon. June 18, 2015 7:00 PM EDT | Photographic Credit; Adam Lanza, Dylann Roof, Elliot Rodger (Credit: AP/Reuters)] I get [...]

It’s Not About Mental Illness: The Big Lie that Always Follows Mass Shootings by White Males 2016-11-29T17:37:12+00:00

Violence Does Not Come Naturally to Men and Boys

More than 400,000 people are murdered each year globally and more than 50,000 are killed in armed conflict. Some 80 per cent of those killed are men. And more than 97 per cent of those who carry out homicides are men. As we watch the latest [...]

Violence Does Not Come Naturally to Men and Boys 2016-11-29T17:37:12+00:00

Keywords in Black Protest: A(n Anti-)Vocabulary

By Shana L. Redmond and Damien Sojoyner | Originally Published at Truthout May 29, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Protesters in Seattle march in solidarity with Ferguson protesters on December 6, 2014. (Scottlum) Baltimore is a narrative project. In addition to the massive material loses [...]

Keywords in Black Protest: A(n Anti-)Vocabulary 2016-11-29T17:37:12+00:00