Charter Schools USA Expands – Qualifies for Handout From Taxpayers

Bob Sikes and his great blog, Scathing Purple Musings, is back after a break.  Once an athletic trainer for the New York, Sikes became a teacher and now a major education blogger. From Brian Brandel in South Florida Business Journal: Charter Schools USA, one of the largest for-profit operators of charter schools in the nation, qualified…

Arne and Barack Target Schools of Education

Alan Singer is an education blogger, social studies educator and teaches at Hofstra University. This piece first appeared at the Huffington Post.  For original see: Arne and Barack Target Schools of Education Arne and Barack Target Schools of Education Congress is Republican. ISIS is on the march. Common Core and high-stakes testing are under attack. The…

THE REAL EDUCATION CRISIS?

From Paul Thomas at https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com For Education Week‘s Quality Counts 2015, Christina A. Samuels opens a piece on early reading with the following: Children who are not reading proficiently by 3rd grade are widely seen as being in academic crisis. Educators are increasingly looking for actions they can take in the younger grades—even as early as…

EDUCATION JOURNALISM DESERVES AN F: A READER

From Paul Thomas’ https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com On the local evening news, a story ran recently about closing down a popular segment of a relatively new rail trail to work on the crumbling infrastructure of pipes crossing beneath the trail and nearby roads. As part of the story, the on-air reporter chatted with two women who frequently walk along…

2014 at Living in Dialogue: Independent Media Grows

By Anthony Cody. A newly independent Living in Dialogue, and my first book on the shelves made this an eventful year for me. The challenge of organizing the first annual conference for the Network for Public Education filled the first few months, and the Public Education Nation event in Brooklyn was another highlight. Can we,…