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An Assemblyman’s Response to New York Education Reform

Under the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top initiative, states like New York opted to compete for federal money and…
Assessment

How the Need for Education Reform Was Framed in New York State

It’s important to observe how the need for education reform is framed.  There are always loud advocates for both sides…
Equity

Andrew Cuomo on the Problem of the Word “Schools”

It’s easy to get frustrated with politicians who talk about education.  They tend to reduce the issues in education to…
Equity

How Did That Race to the Top End?

Race to the Top is the Obama Administration’s education reform initiative.  It overlapped with former President Bush’s No Child Left…
Equity

Revisiting How NCLB Was Framed

No Child Left Behind was the signature education initiative of George W. Bush’s presidential administration.  It was followed by the…
Charter Schools

Are Cubicles the New Classroom? Maybe.

There is a lot of talk about the value of personalized and blended learning.  But what does it really mean?…
Equity

A Cartoonish Look at Urban Education in the 19th Century

Vouchers and school choice movements are not new.  Let’s see what history can teach us about them. Thomas Nast’s cartoons…
Charter Schools

How One Researcher Sums Up the Difference between Charter and Public Schools

Few topics in education stoke debate like charter schools.  Whether in the form of longform comedy bits like this one…
Charter Schools

Nikole Hannah-Jones on How Schools Are Re-Segregating

It’s not enough to adopt new standards, to open new school models, to use technology, or even to pass laws.  American…
Culture

What We Can Learn About Teaching from Dangerous Minds

How real are portrayals of teachers in film?  In this clip from Dangerous Minds, we see a white female teacher…
Bullying

Chris Rock on School, Jail, and the Everpresent Reality of Kicking Ass

We’ve all heard how important it is that what goes on in school complements “real life.”  (Just check out what…
Equity

Key and Peele and the Substitute Teacher Sketch

What’s in a name?  Well, any teacher can tell you how important it is to get children’s names right.  And…
Equity

Mike Rose on Education as Necessary and Insufficient

One of education’s greatest challenges is that there is no common definition as to its purpose.  Even the American Founders…
Equity

Why Is Educating Children in America So Hard?

Dr. Pedro Noguera offers these sagacious words: “We live in a country where those who know the most about education…
Equity

“I think they threw a book at a Negro student in a study hall”: What we might learn from the Clinton 12 (1956)

It’s been just sixty years since twelve students of color in Clinton, Tennessee were integrated into high school with their…
Equity

UVA Law Professor Breaks Down School Desegregation and Why It’s About Way More than Schools

Watch Professor Risa Goluboff at UVA discuss Brown v. Board of Education in plain English. In particular, note how she argues…
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