It’s right for equity advocates to focus attention on the students deemed needier. At the same time, they shouldn’t allow their advocacy to mean other students aren’t likely to need support too.
What happens when desegregation politics become so twisted that progressives defend racism, and conservatives champion racial justice?
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Things are getting ugly in Oakland as its teachers turn to violence and intimidation as a strike tactic.
Should we get tied up in controversies about blackface?
It should be shocking that middle-class educators with college degrees and above average occupational benefits trade in these hasty, dehumanizing generalizations. Even you the reader might harbor similar classist illusions of the stereotypical low-income parent who passively allows their kids to be redlined into the dark underbelly of public schools.
Follow the lead of teachers across the country, the Oakland teachers union is set to strike for….wait for it….more pay, more union members, and a cap on charter schools.
The possibility of independent thinkers is the thing that haunts the Devil. He says he fears that “someday some courageous person will reverse the present system of school teaching” and create one where “children establish ways and means of developing their own minds from within.”
Social media outrage about blackface stories doesn’t carry the same weight as focusing on endemic problems that blight the lives of children and steal their growing years. If anything, obsessions with the trivial is little more than intellectual drift, and that is the worst sin for conscious people.