NYC: Charter schools are able to tap sources of funding that neighborhood public schools cannot. Why then are they not required to pay some sort of rent to the public schools in which they co-locate? Currently these costs are externalized to the neighborhood public schools (unless charters are chipping in for utilities, square footage, etc proportional to th […]
Here's what ALEC will be up to in 2014 -- since none of it is good for public education, it's also what we'll be opposing in 2014. Look for boilerplate bills to be introduced by state lawmakers who have received campaign donations from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing lobby group. http://respriv.org/wp-content/uploads/20 […]
No, white students don't get to persecute an African American professor who questions them on their racial politics in her role as advisor to the student paper (in a way relevant to the college newspaper's operation and outreach to the student body, which is more than 50% students of color). http://gawker.com/an-elegy-for-the-white-male-college-stu […]
Hi everybody, I have to fly to Shanghai to help my mom, who fell and broke her leg and will be recovering from surgery and undergoing physical therapy for the next several months. I'll only be there til Dec 17. Expect lighter FB and Twitter posts because both social media networks are blocked in mainland China. I'll try to post as much as I can fro […]
As you put together reading lists for classes or to purchase for the school library or to give to a beloved kid who likes to read -- add this book on the Native American origins of lacrosse! (Disclosure: the author is a friend of mine. I was not paid to make this post. Regardless, it's also an enjoyable and informative book and I'm happy to promote […]
Greetings zombie fans! Sorry for taking so long to finish this blog post. For the past couple months, I have been called back to the zombie factory (a.k.a. school) where I receive an average of three to four […]
According to “The Zombie Survival Guide,” there is no known way to cure an infected human. Since the creation of the “No Child Left Behind Act,” (NCLB) in 2002 the education system has been producing young […]
Greetings all students. Are you dreadfully bored with school? When your teacher lectures and blabbers about God knows what, what do you do? Do you sleep the period away or space out? Or do you pretend to listen, […]
Hello all students! My name ZombieX, I am twelve years old and I am in seventh grade. The purpose of this blog is to allow our generation (a.k.a. America’s future) to express ourselves on the issues of education […]
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