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July 4th Thoughts from a Patriotic Nerd

  • The US is an amazing country.  I love being an American for the reasons I toss out here and many more.
  • The primary reason the US is an amazing country is that we have written into our constitution and laws  — and our deepest sense of who we are  –  the ability to continue to make this a…
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Civil Rights

Informed Student Advocates Pursue Reforms that, Unlike Vergara v. California, Actually Address Inequity

Judge Rolf Treu just ruled in favor of Students Matter in Vergara v. California, deeming teacher permanent status (commonly called “tenure”), due process protections for teachers with permanent status, and seniority-based layoffs unconstitutional.  1,537 more words


Black educator: Is the education reform movement too white?

From the Washington Post:

Andre Perry, the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and author of  ”The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City” wrote a piece on the  181 more words

Chaos & Confusion

Brown v. Board anniversary reveals racial rifts in higher ed

Sixty years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education court ruling outlawed racial segregation in public schools, many black children find themselves in majority black schools, a situation many activists believe has led relatively few African Americans to seek college degrees. 814 more words