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#EdChamp2017 Bold School Board Member Mary Pierce Ends Solid Service at One Term

I cannot tell a lie. Mary Pierce, the soft-spoken, pro-charter school, mom of four from the well-to-do side of the tracks made little impression on me during her school board campaign four years ago. 628 more words

School Choice

Urban schools losing students to transfers

Only 56 percent of school-age children who live in the Indianapolis Public Schools district attend IPS schools. The rest attend charter schools, receive vouchers to attend private schools or transfer to public schools in other districts. 756 more words

How I Quit My Career to be a Writer

For nearly 12 years, I worked in inner-city education. The cities I worked in were some of the most impoverished in the state. The students and families I served were some of the most deserving, hardworking people, and I was honored to work for them. 1,374 more words


SD News Roundup: School district gerrymandering & a big desegregation lawsuit

This week, I have quick roundup that focuses on two big topics from the last week or so of school (de)segregation news: An extremely comprehensive Vox story about school district zoning and a potentially groundbreaking case in the Minnesota Supreme Court. 649 more words

School Segregation

Using the Public School System as a Scapegoat - Mark Johnson's Latest Erroneous Op-ed

Scapegoating – “Unfairly blaming an unpopular person or group of people for a problem or a person or group that is an easy target for such blame.” … 1,338 more words

Public Education

Overall look at 2018 legislative session issues

By Savannah Day
Mississippi Capitol Press Corps

The 2018 legislative session looks quite hopeful to Governor Phil Bryant and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, but some Mississippi Democrats feel differently. 675 more words