Don’t Blame White Guys for Publishing’s Diversity Problem | TakePart

The problem of gross underrepresentation of minoritized voices in children’s and YA literature is profound. Lee&Low Publishers decided to get serious about the data on publishing bias. Their report confirms the experiences of many in the publishing field. And now publishing houses are trying to figure out how to fix the problem. So educators… this is … More Don’t Blame White Guys for Publishing’s Diversity Problem | TakePart

Why Every Student Will NOT Succeed With the New Education Law – empathyeducates

Kevin Kumashiro is a leading scholar in urban education. He is co-founder of an organization of scholars, community leaders, and teachers who are challenging regressive and damaging educational policies at city, state and national levels. He is the author of Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture via Why Every Student Will NOT Succeed … More Why Every Student Will NOT Succeed With the New Education Law – empathyeducates

Life Inside Detroit Public Schools – YouTube

Please go to the link below the video screen to view the video. The erosion and decay of public infrastructure reflects the equivalent increase in policies, endorsed by powerful politicians, that utterly deny our children’s rights to public life and futures. View the video, then read Radical Possibilities by Jean Anyon.   Anyon argues that, “…macroeconomic policies regulating wages, jobs, tax … More Life Inside Detroit Public Schools – YouTube

First Meeting

This blog is for everyone who cares about public education and is outraged by the disparities in resources and funding between those who live in predominately White vs. predominately Black or Brown or immigrant communities.   I hope this blog inspires you to share information and take action . I initially started this blog in response to Friends … More First Meeting

First Links to Smart Analysis

  I want to share some of the websites and links  I talked about at Friends General Conference Gathering. I could list a dozen, but let’s start with two.  Diane Ravitch’s blog is essential for daily reporting on public education and related legislation, state-level fraud and politics, and stakeholder testimonies. The ‘charter schools’ topic area features Ohio because … More First Links to Smart Analysis

How racial inequality in education persists 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education

Originally posted on TEACHERWISE:
How racial inequality in education persists 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education by Libby Nelson Sixty years ago today, the Supreme Court struck down the “separate but equal” doctrine in Brown v. Board of Education, ending legal segregation in American schools. It was a historic decision that some now fear…