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"One Newark" Exemplifies the Shock Doctrine: Public Institutions Seized from the Powerless

This blog will take a week off after today.  Look for the next post on Tuesday, May 5.

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Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Refuting the Myth of the New Orleans School Miracle: Children Lost after Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans almost ten years ago, as school was just beginning in the fall of 2005. Ever since, we have been trying to piece together the meaning of what happened to New Orleans’ children and to what was once the New Orleans Parish Schools—a school district that was abruptly dismantled in the late fall right after the hurricane and after a new law passed in Baton Rouge permitted the state to take over most of New Orleans’ schools.  1,541 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

The Emperor's New Clothes

Poster for that Michael Winterbottom film I'm in (about how we got swindled by the city) http://t.co/uvkagD06yu pic.twitter.com/TdKiZEAwUG

— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) March 31, 2015…

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Neoconservatism is the New Feudalism

Neoconservatism is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s. Many of its adherents rose to political fame during the Republican presidential administrations of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. 224 more words

Universities, Mismanagement, and Permanent Crisis

Some loose, probably incautious thoughts, adapted from a couple of Twitter rants essays I’ve been writing the last few days.

The promise of the management class is that they could manage colleges better than faculty.

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