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…
The public generally agrees that teachers deserve better pay and more urgent attention to the decline in resources many of them face. They have every right to stand up for themselves, but when they attack charter schools and attempt to prevent families from accessing schools they want, it’s time to reconsider our support.
The same people who say they want the freedom to marry whomever they desire and choose abortion at-will also find a parent’s right to choose a non-unionized school beyond the pale of an acceptable social contract.
Now that the L.A. teachers’ strike is over, can we be honest and say it wasn’t for us?
We’ve always heard there are hundreds of social science studies that have proven the positive effects of desegregating public schools. We haven’t heard as much about how many of those studies haven’t been relevant for decades.
As a black education advocate, and a supporter of alternative education, it gets tiring having these basic bloggers who are threatened by competition constantly attempting to define my work as something it’s not.
Our faith in public schools can be dangerous for parents and students. I can’t say it enough: parents, be vigilant!
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.
People take to the streets to fight for public education. The problem is they are never demanding America’s school children get better classroom instruction.
For those who would stand in the way of 8 million black children getting a an education: get ready to catch these hands.