If the goal is democratic debate about how public institutions like public schools should work for families and communities, then leading progressive voice need a fact-based come-to-your-deity about the fact that some of their assumed constituencies, black folks and people of color, disagree with the union-aligned top-down agenda prevalent in liberal politics.
The fact that these “pastors” mimic the secular policy debates about education governance and funding without bringing new light or a spirit of true inclusion to the strife reveals their effort to be another cynical ploy of clever campaign strategists rather than a truly faith-based movement.
Steven Wilson thought he was writing a strong defense of classical education for students who have been traditionally offered weak schooling. It didn’t go well.
My friends at NOPE need to broaden their scope of fraud reveals.
Dr. Howard Fuller has been on the vanguard of the fight for educational options, and today he has a message for education advocates: fight for your lives!
The longstanding arguments for charters could still be had in clean exchanges between judicious people – sans Ravitch – if we seek understanding and progress.
Thread by @citizenstewart: “Read me for five minutes and you know one problem that gets in my grill is when “journalists” fail to make the public smarter about issues o […]”
Diane Ravith has a microblog post about students in Kansas who recently walked out in protest of their middle-school adoption of the Summit learning platform. As she mentions, a similar protest happened in Brooklyn. It stinks of union organizing, but, the fingerprints aren’t clear yet on the weird coincidence very different groups having similar organizing…
Andre Perry has spent several years writing indignant missives about education reformers. He should write those hot pieces for black papers, and he should do it for free.
Journalists continually tell the story about billionaires influencing education policy. They leave out the billionaires that fund their friends.