History + Politics

Set To Stun [via HuffPo]

Children are being Tasered by school-based police officers. No one knows how often it’s happening or what impact it’s having…

Which countries must do more to help children who fall behind at school? [via The Conversation]

Many of the world’s leading economies can do more to help struggling teenagers to get a better level of education…

Desegregating Baltimore City Schools

Hear about the complexity of desegregating Baltimore schools in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education from the people…

The Fifth-Graders Who Put Mexican Repatriation Back Into History Books [via YES Magazine]

Love it. Inquiry-driven, project-based, real-world. Leslie Hiatt’s fifth-graders are no strangers to politics. Seeking to empower children as agents of…

Common Core Regrets? [via NYTimes]

In response to Diane Ravitch’s opinion piece in the Times recently, readers offered their take on testing, the state of public…

In Praise of Dewey

This essay falls into the category of Things I’d Wished I’d Written.  It’s a timely piece on education philosopher John…

Education, Equity, and Love

NYU Professor David Kirkland pens this powerful and heartfelt piece on the role of love in real education reform.  It…

In the Classroom

The clay bowl, from 480BCE, shows students and teachers in Ancient Greece engaged in learning.  One of the teachers holds…

Conservatives, we’ve got a rare opportunity to lead on education [via Fox News]

In this essay, Bill Bennett makes a conservative case for education reform, calling attention to the roll that unions play…

An Insightful Essay by a Charter School Critic

Discussions about education often become polarized: us or them, conservative or liberal, rich or poor.  This has been the case…

Why Doesn’t the Constitution Guarantee the Right to Education?

Did you know that public education is not explicitly guaranteed by the Constitution?  Unlike the other countries to whom the…

Spike Lee and Bernie Sanders talk Brooklyn, Equity, and Education

Say what you want about film, politics, or Brooklyn, it’s refreshing to hear two famous people sitting down to talk…

Brown v. Board of Education, the Stamp

The US Postal Service commemorated the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education with a stamp.  The artwork is “The…

A Timeline of Racial Injustice in Education

This timeline from RaceForward does a solid job capturing some of the key moments in race and education in the…

Clinton looks to move Democrats away from ‘Education Wars’ [via Hechinger Report]

“When schools get it right, whether they are traditional public schools or public charter schools, let’s figure out what’s working,”…

What is the Purpose of Education? Noam Chomsky has Something to Say About That

It is one of the most important questions we can ask: What is the purpose of public education?  Education is…
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