Immigration

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…

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…

Eddie Izzard on the Wonders (and Laughs) of Bilingualism

Language isn’t just words, it’s social and cultural.  In education, teaching language (and through language) means taking time to understand…

You May Only Vote if You Can “Spell Backwards, Forwards”

Voting has never been a simple matter of casting a ballot.  For many Americans, local corruption meant that even when…

Speaking Academese

“I think you are probably confused about a lot of stuff. This is my second year of teaching.” He paused.…

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…

The Secrets of a Good Principal [via NYT]

Last year, the city’s Education Department put into effect its 32-variable equation that looks like a chemical configuration for rocket…

Proposed Texas textbook describes Mexican-Americans as ‘lazy,’ new coalition works to block it [via WaPo]

A proposed Mexican-American studies textbook for Texas high school students is written by authors with no expertise in Mexican-American studies,…

Literacy and Immigration in 1916

Testing in schools can often sound simply a matter of objective measures.  But a closer look at history shows the…
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