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No, the SAT doesn't just "measure income"

I started this post to refute some specific arguments, but I changed my mind midstream and decided to add a lot more material than I initially envisioned. 3,616 more words


Discipline. Facetime. Pipeline.

A recent HuffPo article reveals results of California’s efforts to reduce student suspensions for minor behavioral infractions. Spoiler: the results have been mostly positive.

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In parts of Long Beach, low income Pre-K students continue to lag

A recent report found that an increasingly diverse California needs a drastic surge in early childhood educators, and that classroom instability and a lack of able teachers and childcare facilities are setting up Spanish-speaking pre-schoolers for academic underachievement. 72 more words


Code-Switching: The First Step to Improving Public Schools

The Problem: Achievement Gap and Dialect Prejudice

A long buried issue that has gone unaddressed in America’s public schools since desegregation in the 1950’s is what is known as the… 888 more words

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Student Review: The Homework Myth, by Alfie Kohn (reviewed by Kayla F.)

The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing by Alfie Kohn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As the temperature drops and leaves begin to fall, children around America long for the empty days of summer that they could fill with any activity their hearts desired. 637 more words

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The Gap Starts at the Top

In essence, we have upper-middle class white people who usually live in predominantly affluent, white communities controlling the educational options of millions of disenfranchised black and brown children who usually live in impoverished, racially segregated communities.

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