Day 24—#FightForDyett Hunger Strike Continues. Black Political Class Stands for Privatization

The national fight against school privatization is focused on Chicago. September 9 is the 24th day of the #FightForDyett hunger strike. Parents and community members are resisting the national polices of school privatization being forced down our throats by the Obama administration and often black politicians across [...]

Day 24—#FightForDyett Hunger Strike Continues. Black Political Class Stands for Privatization 2016-11-29T17:37:04+00:00

Where’s #BlackLivesMatter In the Struggle Against School Privatization?

#BlackLivesMatter's national board promptly reacted to a fulsome DNC endorsement with an apparent repudiation. While rhetorical opposition to Democrats is fine, on-the-ground work against their concrete polices is a step further. Apart from the prison and police state itself, no Democratic policy affects our communities more adversely [...]

Where’s #BlackLivesMatter In the Struggle Against School Privatization? 2016-11-29T17:37:05+00:00

State School Takeovers Steal Democracy, Ignore Poverty

By Jan Resseger | Originally Published at janresseger. August 19, 2015< | Photographic Credit; It's time to attend to Concentrated Poverty, Democracy, and Education. The takeover of the public schools in New Orleans followed a natural catastrophe, the destruction of the city by Hurricane Katrina and the [...]

State School Takeovers Steal Democracy, Ignore Poverty 2016-11-29T17:37:06+00:00

Opinion: New Orleans Takeover is a Model — of What Not to Do with Georgia Schools

Is the state takeover in New Orleans a workable model for Georgia? By J. Celeste Lay | Originally Published at The Atlanta Journal‑Constitution April 1, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Children move from class to class Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orleans' — The [...]

Opinion: New Orleans Takeover is a Model — of What Not to Do with Georgia Schools 2016-11-29T17:37:16+00:00

Change of Heart: Wisconsin Voucher Pioneer Grew Disillusioned with ‘School Choice’

By Simon Brown | Originally Published at Americans United in Wall of Separation. February 3, 2015 | Photograph; Representative Annette Polly Williams, “Mother of Parental School Choice” grew disillusioned with voucher program. In 1949, five domestic house cats were introduced to tiny Marion Island, which is off [...]

Change of Heart: Wisconsin Voucher Pioneer Grew Disillusioned with ‘School Choice’ 2016-11-29T17:37:21+00:00

Stop Counting on Miracles to Make Progress in Education

Policymakers who proclaim miraculous progress in education don't usually have their facts straight. By Elaine Weiss | Originally Published at US News. December 1, 2014 8:00 a.m. EST | Photographic Credit; Back to School. Phil Roeder at Flickr It should be clear, on its face, that “miracles” [...]

Stop Counting on Miracles to Make Progress in Education 2016-11-29T17:37:27+00:00

New Orleans Nearing a ‘Privatized’ Public School System

Students change classes during the first day of school at Landry-Walker High School on August 12, 2013. (Photo by Kathleen Flynn, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune) Introductory Reflection by Raynard Sanders, Ed.D., Host of The New Orleans Imperative In this week's Louisiana Weekly's article [see below] Journalist Kari [...]

New Orleans Nearing a ‘Privatized’ Public School System 2016-11-29T17:37:57+00:00

How Charter Schools and Testing Regimes Have Helped Re-Segregate Our Schools

Photographic Credit; Chris Hondros/Getty By Sally Kohn | Originally Published at The Daily Beast. May 16, 2014 Sure, it’s mostly the courts, but as we approach the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, charter schools and testing regimes are reinforcing segregation. Sixty years ago [...]

How Charter Schools and Testing Regimes Have Helped Re-Segregate Our Schools 2016-11-29T17:38:00+00:00

Charter Schools Fail: New Reports Call Their ‘Magic’ Into Question

Kendra Herber teaches at New Choices Community School, which the state is suing to close.| Mark Lyons for The New York Times By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at The Education Opportunity Network. May 7, 2014 When members of the U.S. House of Representatives consider, beginning today, [...]

Charter Schools Fail: New Reports Call Their ‘Magic’ Into Question 2016-11-29T17:38:03+00:00