Issues of Import

Early Childhood Education, Curriculum [Creation and Use], Developmentally Designed Curriculum, Standardization [Common Core, High-Stakes Testing, Instruction], Poverty, Privatization [Corporate and Philanthropic], Accountability and Assessment, Racial and Socioeconomic Integration, Policy, Funding, Youth Voices, Community Involvement [Learners, Parents, Businesses, We the People], Professionalism, Labor, Unions

A Perfect Storm; The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools—Disenfranchised Communities


"A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools" Part Three — Disenfranchised Communities A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools is a series of short videos, that reveals the real [...]

Why John King Should Be Rejected as Secretary of Education


When I learned that President Obama had formally nominated John King for the position of secretary of education, I was horrified and furious. As a student at Syosset High School during much of King’s reign as New York State’s education commissioner, I saw firsthand the [...]

The Grand Jury Process—The Judicial Explicitness of Implicit Bias


Less than two seconds. Let that sink in. It took less than two seconds to make, What a Grand Jury rules is a legally reasonable decision. The patrol car was still rolling onto the scene. And yet, the Officer, Timothy Loehmann, pleads, He shouted four [...]

Police Are Granted Abusive Powers By a System That Condones Their Actions


The following is a Truthout interview with Kristian Williams, Author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America. MARK KARLIN:Your book, Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America, is nearly six hundred pages, thoroughly documented and cogent. Let's [...]

Bryan Stevenson on Charleston and Our Real Problem with Race


Bryan Stevenson has spent most of his career challenging bias against minorities and the poor in the criminal justice system. He is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, based in Montgomery, Ala., an advocacy group that opposes mass incarceration and racial injustice. [...]

Deadly American Extremism: More White Than Muslim— The Numbers


Everyday, somewhere in America people wait in long lines only to be patted down, or body scanned. We open our suitcases, empty our pockets, and place our computers, belts, and purses on a conveyor band. Instinctively American citizens and visitors respond on demand. We travel [...]

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the U.S. Really Owes Black America


[/fusion_builder_column_inner] [/fusion_builder_row_inner] Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn is editorial director of YES! Jeff Neumann and Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn designed this infographic for Make It Right, the Summer 2015 issue of YES. This piece was reprinted by EmpathyEducates with permission or license. We thank Jeff Neumann, Tracy [...]