Category Archives: Educate

“declare an academic crisis…change the definition of a failing school”

A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools Part One 17 Days in November from N.O. Education Equity Roundtable on Vimeo.

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You Can Record Police + the Five-O App

It’s Perfectly Legal To Film The Cops. HuffPo, 8/13/14. “There are First Amendment protections for people photographing and recording in public,” Mickey Osterreicher, an attorney with the National Press Photographers Association, told The Huffington Post. According to Osterreicher, as long … Continue reading

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Email Subject Line: Due process unconstitutional?

______, On Tuesday morning, teachers across California got up, went to their schools and dedicated their day to helping students learn and grow. While teachers led their classrooms, a judge in a Los Angeles courtroom said that for students to win, teachers … Continue reading

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“the fictitious epidemic” and “this production line mentality”

Uploaded: Oct 14, 2010 I was always wary of medicating The Girl Teen so she’d sit and finish worksheets faster [or at all]. And I have respectable reservations about high-stakes standardized testing and the corporate structure that comes with it … Continue reading

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Ben Franklin HS Alums, Parents, Students, Staff—Support the Union Vote!

The Board of Directors of Advocates for Academic Excellence, Inc. (“AAEE”) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at six o’clock (6:00) p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin High School auditorium. The hearing is for the purpose of … Continue reading

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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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