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Letters – January 2017

January 21, 2017 admin 0

Heavens to Betsy Betsy DeVos, the Trump Administration’s incoming education secretary, has had her confirmation hearing pushed back a week – to January 31 – after a less than satisfying Senate inquiry in which she […]

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‘No Child Left Behind’ Left Behind

December 22, 2015 admin 0

Countless teachers and parents breathed a sign of relief in early December when the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Bush era neoliberal counter-reform of education policy passed in 2002, finally expired. NCLB was […]

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Blackboards and Badges

November 9, 2015 admin 0

By now most readers will have already seen the cell phone video1 that caught national attention showing “Officer Slam” – a.k.a Senior Deputy Ben Fields – flipping, body-slamming and arresting an unnamed student at Spring […]

Statements

Revolution and “Schools of Solidarity”

December 15, 2014 admin 0

For a long time, the very idea of mass-struggle politics was almost invariably considered anathema in this country. The United States is just too conservative, we were (and still are) told both by the active […]