Steven Singer writes his thoughts on Father’s Day, about the fathered lucky to have lobing children, about the children with no father, and about the children ripped from their fayhers’ arms at the border, while the rest of us watch in horror or silence, or even, with satisfaction.
A group called Students for Fair Admissions is suing Harvard University, claiming that it systematically discriminates against Asian-Americans in its admissions process. The group forced Harvard to release internal documents about its admissions decisions, which showed that Asian-American students were downgraded for personal characteristics even when their test scores and grades were perfect. 198 more words
Henry Giroux places the recent wave of teacher strikes in historical perspective. The teachers are fighting a battle on behalf of the public good against an assault by reactionary neoliberalism. 557 more words
The National Council on Teacher Quality is a conservative group created to make professional teacher education look bad. I was on the board of the Thomas B. 542 more words
Jesse Hagopian, star teacher and organizer, reports that the Seattle Education Association voted for a moratorium on all standardized testing.
This is a stellar example of teachers taking control of their profession and their classrooms. 475 more words