Editorial Views

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The Gates Foundation Education Reform Hype Machine and Bizarre Inequality Theory

2016-11-29T17:39:22-04:00

By Adam Bessie and Dan Carino | Graphic Journalism | Originally Published at TruthOut. August 24, 2014 00:00 Truthout readers like you made this story possible. Can you help sustain TruthOut work with a tax-deductible donation? For a more immersive experience, readers will find documentation and links [...]

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

2016-11-29T17:39:22-04:00

"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

2016-11-29T17:39:25-04:00

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

2016-11-29T17:39:38-04:00

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

2016-11-29T17:39:42-04:00

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

2016-11-29T17:39:44-04:00

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

2018-03-14T13:43:46-04:00

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 [...]