Category Archives: Educate

From “zero-tolerance” to “restorative justice”

Dana Goldstein. A Fascinating Way to Put a Stop to the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Black Children. AlterNet, 4/7/14. Destiny was in eighth grade when, in the middle of an altercation with another student, she grabbed a teacher’s jacket and threw … Continue reading

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“On good faith, we just kept waiting and allowing for them to act, and they didn’t.”

“We just knew that she would be defended by her administration, and when she wasn’t, initially, we just couldn’t even believe it was happening that way. On good faith, we just kept waiting and allowing for them to act, and … Continue reading

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What Goes Around Keeps Spinning

Columbus has 17 charter school failures in one year. Columbus Dispatch, 1/12/2014. Nine of the 17 schools that closed in 2013 lasted only a few months this past fall. When they closed, more than 250 students had to find new … Continue reading

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NOLA Schools: A Kind of Basic, Starter Bibliography

For reasons already outlined ad nauseum, I admit defeat—I will not finish a complete bibliography of what I found, read, almost found, finally found, etc. about NOLA schools 2006-2011. It is nowhere near exhaustive or half-complete and should be combined … Continue reading

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Separate and Unequal

Some parents can afford the $900+ for a SAT or ACT “prep” course. Our students have an average score increase of 250 points on the SAT and an average increase of 20 percentile points on the ACT….The course fee is … Continue reading

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Lafourche Parish Don’t Need No Damn Libraries

Just a big, new jail. Not 1 word in Election 2013: Voters asked to rededicate library funding toward jail addresses the sad irony in taking money from the parish library system to create more jail space. Access to reading materials and … Continue reading

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Open Access Webinar SUNDAY: “Staying Human: Critical Literacy Interventions for the New Millennium”

Dr. Joyce E. King, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA “Staying Human: Critical Literacy Interventions for the New Millennium” November 3, 2013 7:00 p.m. Eastern time zone/New York/USA Dr. Joyce E. King is the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair in … Continue reading

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“irregularities”

State documents detail standardized test cheating, irregularities at New Orleans schools. The Lens, 7/16/13. It is long and not a simple A + B = cheating! Read all the way to the end before deciding anything. Yes, mistakes will happen … Continue reading

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White’s Concept of “Accountability” Is Shit, Varney’s “Reporting” Steaming Shit

From CenLamar, who read the reports: Superintendent White had an advantage on the media: The audits total 475 pages, and considering that New Living Word had already generated national attention, he likely knew that would be the story. So, the narrative he … Continue reading

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Bit(ch) 3

June 27: American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. p. 65 3.06 Smoothness of Expression Scientific prose and creative writing serve different purposes. Devices that are often found in creative writing—for example, setting … Continue reading

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