Will the Left Bridge Urban-Rural Divide?

By Thomas J. Scott | Originally Published at TruthOut. January 21, 2016 00:00 | Photographic Credit;: Rural Vermont via Shutterstock Hidden from most public opinion polls and political issue analyses of the upcoming 2016 election is the increasing fragmentation of the US electorate. US politics operates on [...]

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Overlook his Critiques of Capitalism and Militarism

America’s celebrations of Martin Luther King Jr. typically focus on his civil rights activism: the nonviolent actions that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The last few years of King’s life, by contrast, are generally overlooked. [...]

The Harsh Treatment of Black Girls in the South’s Public Schools; An Index

The brutal arrest of a student in a South Carolina classroom in the last week of October 2015 has sparked outrage over the treatment of Black girls in public schools across the South. An Index of the History By Sue Sturgis | Originally Published [...]

Why White Parents Won’t Choose Black Schools

By Abby Norman | Originally Published at Huffington Post. October 15, 2015 8:55 AM EDT Updated: October 22, 2015 3:59 PM EDT | Photographic Credit; Six Black students attempted to enter North Little Rock High School, part of a segregated district in September 9, 1957. Decades later, [...]

Urban Spaces and The Mattering of Black Lives

It was close to midnight. A youngish, jovial-looking white woman with russet colored hair ran by me with ostensive ease. She donned earphones and dark, body-fitting jogging attire. I was walking home from the A train stop and along Lewis Avenue, which is a moderately [...]

Are Some Kids Really Smarter Just Because They Know More Words?

By Molly McManus, University of Texas at Austin | Originally Published at The Conversation. October 12, 2015 3.43am EDT Photographic Credit; Why is there so much attention being paid to ‘word gap’? Jeff Moore, CC BY-NC-ND Why do rich kids end up doing better than poor kids [...]

The Curse of Market Place Fundamentalism and the Challenge of an Insurrectional Pedagogy

By Henry Giroux | Originally Published at Counter Punch. September 29, 2015 | Pierre Andrieu/Getty Images Introduction The forces of free-market fundamentalism are on the march ushering in a terrifying horizon of what Hannah Arendt once called “dark times.” Across the globe, the [...]

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 [...]