By Shahid Buttar | Originally Published at TruthOut. January 6, 2015 09:41 | Police officers wear what appear to be body cameras as they hold the line against protesters gathered at the police station during a rally in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 30, 2014 (AP) Recent evasions [...]
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By Greg Weinger | Originally Published at Medium. December 31, 2014 | Photographic Credit; Reading Together ;Studying For Common Things Be selfish: keep reading to your kidsThe incredible benefits for working parents Everyone knows you should read bedtime stories to your children, but for most people [...]
By Michael H. Carriere | Originally Published at Salon. December 23, 2014 2:58 PM EST | Dontre Hamilton's brother, Dameion Perkins and mother Maria Hamiton listen to speakers on the steps of the federal courthouse Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. (Credit: AP) The sad lesson of [...]
By F. Amanda Tugade | Originally Published at In These Times. December 17, 2014 | On Tuesday, Dec. 16, members of We Charge Genocide, Chicago Torture Justice Memorial, Project NIA and Amnesty International led a five-mile march from Chicago Police Headquarters to City Hall to show support [...]
By The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program | Originally Published at TruthOut. December 11, 2014 3:43 PM | (Photo Source and Credit; Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. The Koch brothers are trying to rewrite history. Caitlin MacNeal over at TPM is reporting that the North Carolina [...]
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 [...]
By Katharine Blake McFarland | Originally Published at Medium. Culture Club. December 10, 2014 | Photograph by Mark Weber It was a bad weekend in the Mission. Early Sunday morning, around 2:00 and 2:30 a.m., two young men were murdered. One was stabbed, and one was shot. [...]
By Marian Wang | Originally Published at ProPublica. December 9, 2014, 10:49 AM | Illustration; David Sleight/ProPublica This post has been updated to include a response from National Heritage Academies. A couple of years ago, auditors looked at the books of a charter school in Buffalo, New [...]
By Cera Byer | Originally Published at Salon. December 8, 2014 7:01 AM | This post originally appeared on Cera Byer's Facebook page. | Photographic Credit: Ollyy via Shutterstock) A plea to the good guys in my world to stop being so defensive and listen to other [...]