Standardized Jobs (Cartoon)
Apr08

Standardized Jobs (Cartoon)

Copyright 2014 David Donar. All rights reserved. Copyright Donar, Political Graffiti Repost This...

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Funding Creationism and Pseudoscience
Apr01

Funding Creationism and Pseudoscience

April Fool’s Day. This is a good time to write bout the way American citizens have been hoodwinked into providing funding for the teaching of creationism and pseudoscience in religious and private schools. Nearly $1 billion in public funds in fourteen states will be handed to hundreds of private schools that teach creationism as science this year. These schools promulgate the ideas that the earth is less than 10,000 years old and that...

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Following Finland (Guest Voice)
Apr01

Following Finland (Guest Voice)

Following Finland by Patrick Holman As Americans, we have a rigid sense of patriotism and believe that our way is the right way. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. We are not a perfect nation and our policies are in desperate need of fixing. One of the most important issues we deal with is education and, as we’ve seen from previous studies, our performance in math, literature and science have suffered. For...

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African-American Children and Education: Where dehumanization leads us (Guest Voice)
Mar29

African-American Children and Education: Where dehumanization leads us (Guest Voice)

Where dehumanization leads us by Esther J. Cepeda Washington Post Writers Group Columnist CHICAGO — “What could a 3-year-old possibly do to warrant being suspended from preschool?” The question was raised by someone who had read a news story about a Department of Education report noting that black children make up 18 percent of preschool enrollment but represent 42 percent of preschool children suspended once and 48...

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Obamacare, and More.
Mar26

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Obamacare, and More.

As reflected by the more than 100 comments on Joe Gandelman’s post, “Pew Poll: Only 40% Approve of Obamacare,” and by the thousands of articles and commentaries in the media, there is a lot of confusion, misunderstanding and just plain obfuscation on the issue of “Obamacare.” And, as evident from the many articles posted by Ron Chusid in a valiant effort to explain Obamacare — and the comments they generate — it is not an...

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Get Ready for ‘Education Spring’ (Guest Voice)
Mar08

Get Ready for ‘Education Spring’ (Guest Voice)

Get Ready for ‘Education Spring’ By Jason Stanford In the state where high-stakes testing began, a few hundred teachers, academics and activists came together last weekend to hasten what one leader called an “Education Spring.” The Network for Public Education gathered in Austin to plan the resistance to the status quo of high-stakes testing and an encroaching corporate privatization movement. This...

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