Education

Same Song, Different Beat: Rich Get Richer and The Poor Get Poorer

October 24, 2009

A baseline will have to be established politics that says whichever party is in power, there are baseline matters which are non negotiable
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Obama and Health Care: Don’t Blink

August 17, 2009

While it indisputable that President Obama organized and ran a brilliant presidential campaign, his handling of health care is sorely lacking the same brilliance.  Obama has let the Republican Right get out in front of this issue and frame the discussion, using the discredited propaganda propagated by Ronald Reagan:  Government is the problem and...
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Prisons versus Public Schools

May 24, 2009

The defining characteristics of the California system are its scale, cost, and ineffectiveness
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Closing the Achievement Gap

May 21, 2009

A study in Baltimore has given us new insight and a strategy for closing the achievement gap among low-income students, which mainly involve black and brown students in poor and underserved neighborhoods. In “Lasting Consequences of the Summer Learning Gap,” Johns Hopkins University sociologists Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Steffel Olson find the...
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The Education Meltdown

May 17, 2009

A great deal of media attention and financial resources have been dedicated to the financial meltdown, generated by the mortgage lending scheme. Yet, there is another meltdown which is deserving of the same attention and resources.  High school drop out issue is at crisis point and in some cities and some communities at a...
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The Success of an Intercity School: Lessons Learned

March 29, 2009

Although, it is much too early to tell if the success with this group of students can be replicated on a larger scale at Locke, Green Dot deserves credit for developing an educational model which is individualized and student-centered. Still, there are much greater lessons which can be learned from this story. -  Smaller...
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Black Women in History: Teachers of a Better Tomorrow

March 16, 2009

The history of women in America is the story of the struggle to create a better society and a new woman and man to inhabit that society. The women’s struggle, characterize most definitely by women of color, in particular African American women, provide lessons for the creation of a new woman and man in...
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