Education Policy

Is the Koch Brothers’ Curriculum Coming to Your Child’s School?

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 [...]

Is the Koch Brothers’ Curriculum Coming to Your Child’s School?2016-11-29T17:37:26-05:00

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 Test2016-11-29T17:37:26-05:00

When Charter Schools Are Nonprofit in Name Only

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 [...]

When Charter Schools Are Nonprofit in Name Only2016-11-29T17:37:27-05:00

Four Minutes Lost – Time Waited and No Attempt Made to Save Tamir Rice’s Life

By Betsy L. Angert | Originally Published at EmpathyEducates. November 28, 2014 It took seconds to end a child's life. The young boy's life could have been saved, maybe. We will never know because "civil servants," "peace officers," just waited. Cleveland officials said the police officers waited. [...]

Four Minutes Lost – Time Waited and No Attempt Made to Save Tamir Rice’s Life2016-11-29T17:37:28-05:00

Arrested Development

Why is it that the future of our children can only be seen as a case of "arrested development" and why is it that parents who fight for the rights of our young are repeatedly arrested? [Again!] Perhaps the answer can be found in a [...]

Arrested Development2016-11-29T17:37:28-05:00

New York Mayor’s Preschool Crusade Helps Better-Off Families

By Bruce Fuller, University of California, Berkeley | Originally Published at The Conversation. October 24, 2014 5:49 AM | Photograph; Better hurry up if you want a place. Reuters/Adrees Latif Rookie New York mayor Bill de Blasio – poster child for America’s insurgent progressives – has promised [...]

New York Mayor’s Preschool Crusade Helps Better-Off Families2016-11-29T17:37:32-05:00

Academic Fraud and Scholastic Sport (Again)

By Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. October 23, 2014 | Rashad McCants won a title for UNC while skating through sham classes. (AP/Eric Gay) Writing about the newly released investigation of academic fraud at the University of North Carolina, Barry Petchesky [...]

Academic Fraud and Scholastic Sport (Again)2016-11-29T17:37:33-05:00

Why To Change The Way We Talk About Education

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. October 17, 2014 at 7:49 am | Illustration Credit; The Blind Elephant Collective Jessica Tobin Sometimes when you get enough people beating on the outside of a building, those sitting comfortably on the inside start to feel [...]

Why To Change The Way We Talk About Education2016-11-29T17:37:33-05:00