The Gates Foundation Education Reform Hype Machine and Bizarre Inequality Theory


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“Stop Fearing Our Children”: Why Juvenile Incarceration Needs to Go


"Children, it turns out, will never thrive in storage," Nell Bernstein writes in the recently released Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison. It's a statement that shouldn't seem radical. (I Googled "thrive in storage," just to make sure, and it [...]

The Case for Reparations Lives On Today


The Case for ReparationsTwo hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow.Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy.Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.Ta-Nehisi CoatesOriginally Published at The Atlantic. [...]

Prejudice; Omission is Permission! Colorblind is Color-Mute


In America the premise is people are colorblind. Certainly our children are is the constant refrain. I know this is not so, for as a child I saw what was not discussed. The people who did not care for and about me were white. Those who cherished [...]

Q&A with Author and Law Professor Michelle Alexander – The School-To-Prison Pipeline


The school-to-prison pipeline: growing up in a system designed for failureThe criminalization of student behavior and mass incarceration By Rebekah Skelton | Originally Published at Rebekah Skelton. February 15, 2013 The school-to-prison pipeline is a national trend that involves taking students out of public schools and [...]

Education and Irrationality


Dan Ariely challenges readers' assumptions about making decisions based on rational thought. Ariely explains, "My goal…is to help you fundamentally rethink what makes you and the people around you tick. I hope to lead you there by presenting a wide range of scientific [...]

School Violence on the Rise


School Violence on the Rise In the last few weeks, [Fall of 2006], school shootings have dominated the news. The frequency of these seems to be increasing. People throughout the nation are panicking; what are we to do? President George W. Bush spoke of this situation [...]