The Greending of American Education By Todd Lilly As I have been traveling this summer talking to K12 and college faculty about the total transformation of American schools that is taking place right under our noses, people get this confused look on their faces: “What are you talking about?” That’s understandable; hard-working educators don’t have time… Read more »
Academic Achievement Gap Rooted in Oppression Over the years I have done significant research on the achievement gap between some racial minorities and white students in American schools. All the journals, books and articles I read were limited to American publications. This only gives a limited view of the problem. I thought it would be wise… Read more »
In the state budget passed this year in Wisconsin was a provision that essentially legalized the theft of public schools from their local communities. The Kooyenga-Darling heist proposal stated that, select MPS schools with failing grades would become independent charter schools that do not employ unionized teachers or answer to the Milwaukee School Board. Instead,… Read more »
Mexican teachers in the poor, heavily indigenous states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Michoacan have bravely stood up in the face of government attempts to smash one of the last bastions of unionized workers in Mexico, education. The Oaxaca teacher’s strike is in response to the so-called educational reforms being pushed by the Enrique Pena Nieto government. These are… Read more »
Tim Slekar and Percy Brown discuss the undemocratic imposition of a mandatory high stakes graduation test with Neil Heinen on For the Record.
In response to the Orlando mass shooting, one Wisconsin elected official (probably hasn’t passed the civics test yet) proposed legislation for private businesses that restrict or ban people from “concealing and carrying.” This legislation would allow victims of gun violence to sue private property owners that enforce a “gun free zone.” Representative Bob Gannon explained, “There are… Read more »
I am desperate and have a simple request. As the November elections slowly approach please do not to put forth another status quo education agenda that just bitches about funding and then promotes ESSA (new Federal law Every Student Succeeds Act) with it’s new round of state level accountability and testing. The coming of ESSA (despite… Read more »
The original post can be found at: Save Maine Schools Helping You Navigate Next-Gen Ed Reform from the Great State of Maine First: this is not a defense of Donald Trump or his now infamous Trump University. Trump University was probably a scam (did anyone really think it wasn’t going to be?), and we deserve to… Read more »