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How Much Do We Hate Our Children?

Posted at http://educationopportunitynetwork.org/how-much-do-we-hate-our-children/ When President Barak Obama recently made an impassioned plea to do something about the proliferation of gun violence in America, he drew upon the images of elementary school children gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut to engage our emotions. “First graders,” he … Continue reading

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Major Civil Rights Organizations Come Together to Demand Closing of Public School Opportunity Gaps

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/major-civil-rights-organizations-come-together-to-demand-closing-of-public-school-opportunity-gaps/ Eleven of our nation’s most prominent national civil rights organizations released a strong statement on Tuesday to support new investments in the public schools, the institution these groups call “the backbone of our democracy.”  The statement is … Continue reading

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School is Over for the Summer. So is the Era of Majority White U.S. Public Schools.

National Journal “The 2013-14 school year has drawn to a close in most U.S. school districts, and with it the final period in which white students composed a majority of the nation’s K-12 public school population. When schools reopen in … Continue reading

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Podcast: Helping You Understand Education Policy In PA

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/march/podcast-helping-you-understand-education-policy-pa Mar 11, 2013 10:44 am | Sharon Ward In my interview with Triad Strategies, I discussed the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center’s new Education Facts Page (http://pennbpc.org/pennsylvania-education-facts), which pulls together data and analyses on public, charter and … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: Voucher Ground Zero

Posted at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20110523_Pennsylvania__Voucher_Ground_Zero.html   By WILL BUNCH Philadelphia Daily News bunchw@phillynews.com 215-854-2957   FOR WEEKS, deep-pocketed advocates for school vouchers – tax dollars to help students attend private or religious schools – in Pennsylvania sold their scheme as the only … Continue reading

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Save Our Schools March & National Call to Action—July 28-30, Washington, DC

July 28-31, 2011 in Washington, D.C. and around the country   We’re putting the Public back in public schools!   We, a collection of people from all walks of life and every corner of this nation, embody a mixture of … Continue reading

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Communities Not “Waiting for Superman”—January 13, Philadelphia

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org):   The Philadelphia Student Union, the Teacher Action Group, and the Enterprise Center are hosting a special January 13 screening of the documentary A Community Concern (http://www.acommunityconcern.org). The film, which will be shown at the Enterprise … Continue reading

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Where Are We Headed with Public Education?

From Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness, United Church of Christ:   Looking for some inspiring and at the same time troubling reading this weekend?   Last fall, UCLA professor Mike Rose published Why School?, a wonderful little … Continue reading

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