Complicating Poverty

Educator and education blogger Bill Boyle’s outstanding blog can be found at: educarenow Complicating Poverty In Academic State Champs: Michigan’s Top 25 School Districts, Michigan’s Bridge, an on-line magazine, has come out with an attempt to rank schools in a way that factors in the variable of poverty. Any attempt to rank schools that factors in the concern of…

Inequality Drives School Achievement Levels. Does Inequality Also Drive Education Policy?

From education blogger Jan Resseger comes; Inequality Drives School Achievement Levels. Does Inequality Also Drive Education Policy? Our society continues to become increasingly segregated not only by race but also by income—with the rich living near each other in wealthy enclaves and the poor concentrated in intergenerational ghettos.  Stanford University educational sociologist Sean Reardon documents that…

AUTHORITARIAN SCHOOLS, AUTHORITARIAN STATE IN THE SERVICE OF PRIVILEGE

Paul Thomas’ blog is “THE BECOMING RADICAL.”  Paul. L. Thomas is an Associate Professor of Education at Furman University in Greenville SC. The fruits of the Reagan Era are proving to be mostly poison apples. Both begun under Reagan, mass incarceration and high-stakes education reform have escalated the rise of the authoritarian school and the authoritarian state in…

Who’s Afraid of Music?: Arizona Racial Politics Gets Insane (Again!) via @IAmKRSOne @RATM

The piece was first posted on Julian Vasquez Heilig’s blog, Cloaking Inequity’ As his parting shot in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Mexican American Studies (MAS) controversy, departing State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal found the district out of compliance with A.R.S. § 15-112 (formerly HB 2281). What did he find so objectionable about music?…