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We Don’t Need Justice For Freddie Gray’s Death to Know Police Apathy is Deadly

Even for black law enforcement officers, it can often be hard to see through the societal gaze and be sympathetic toward the public they serve By Jason Nichols | Originally Published at the Guardian and Observer. December 17, 2015 10:45 EST | Photographic Credit; If Baltimore explodes [...]

We Don’t Need Justice For Freddie Gray’s Death to Know Police Apathy is Deadly 2016-11-29T17:37:00+00:00

Where Will John King Stand On Student Suspensions?

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. October 15, 2015 3:16 PM | Photographic CreditSenior Education Department official, John King Jr., left, accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, October 2. (AP Photo/Andrew [...]

Where Will John King Stand On Student Suspensions? 2016-11-29T17:37:03+00:00

Accountability for Whom?

There is no doubt that cheating occurred in Atlanta Public Schools (APS), and that it was systemic, pervasive and involved dozens of educators across many schools. The fact that there was extreme pressure placed on educators to obtain higher test scores, and that unrealistic goals [...]

Accountability for Whom? 2016-11-29T17:37:15+00:00

From “Bad” Teachers to Teachers as Cheaters: The Burden of the Impossible

By >P. L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. April 3, 2015 | Illustration Credit; AngertAesthetics (Betsy L. Angert). The guilty verdict in the Atlanta cheating scandal seems to be a logical conclusion to the “bad” teacher myth confronted nearly five years ago by [...]

From “Bad” Teachers to Teachers as Cheaters: The Burden of the Impossible 2016-11-29T17:37:16+00:00

Stop Kidding Yourself: The Police Were Created to Control Working Class and Poor People

In most of the liberal discussions of the recent police killings of unarmed black men, there is an underlying assumption that the police are supposed to protect and serve the population. That is, after all, what they were created to do. If only the normal, [...]

Stop Kidding Yourself: The Police Were Created to Control Working Class and Poor People 2016-11-29T17:37:25+00:00

Winter Solstice 2014: Each Child, Each Student a Sacred Trust

By Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. December 21, 2014 That’s me in the corner. “Losing My Religion,” R.E.M. The Christmas season has always been the lowest point of the year for me. It has taken years and years to [...]

Winter Solstice 2014: Each Child, Each Student a Sacred Trust 2016-11-29T17:37:26+00:00

School Reform Fails the Test

How can our schools get better when we’ve made our teachers the problem and not the solution? During the first wave of what would become the 30-year school reform movement that shapes education policy to this day, I visited good public school classrooms across [...]

School Reform Fails the Test 2016-11-29T17:37:26+00:00

Can White Teachers Be Taught How to Teach Our Children?

By Melinda D. Anderson| Originally Published at The Root. November 12, 2014 | Generic image ThinkStock A recent conference, whose goal is to increase the racial and cultural competency of educators, provides a basic framework for addressing racial insensitivity in the classroom. North Carolina teacher tells [...]

Can White Teachers Be Taught How to Teach Our Children? 2016-11-29T17:37:29+00:00