By Rick Ayers | Huffington Post President Obama has finally declared that the educational establishment’s obsession with high-stakes testing has gone too far. It reminded me of a disagreement that broke out recently in a teacher professional development planning meeting.
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By Shayna Plaut, Human Rights Contributing Editor Nearly 300 activists, academics, funders, students and clergy, and people who identify as some combination of these came together at the University of Dayton for the second bi-annual Social Practice of Human Rights … Continue reading
What It Is and How We Wrote It By Abdul Alkalimat and Kate Williams This book about the life and work of Marta Terry González is both research and advocacy. It is a carefully constructed narrative that embraces and supports … Continue reading
By Shayna Plaut, Contributing Editor, Human Rights While musicians often think in rhythms or notes and artists in perspectives or colors, I have potential syllabi rattling in my head. My medium is neither canvas nor score but rather the weaving … Continue reading
By Bill Ayers We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from the state of refugees. Writers and readers … Continue reading
By Bill Ayers Bill Ayers has written several books on education, including Teaching Toward Freedom and A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court. In Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Crystal Laura’s riveting account … Continue reading
Sehoya Cotner, faculty member at the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences, talks about her effort to make conversations about gender and sexuality in her introductory biology courses more inclusive.
Morgan Thompson, Ben Morris and Jon Beckwith What is education like in the United States for college and graduate school students pursuing scientific careers? In many respects, it is a superb education that ensures a future workforce of scientists who … Continue reading
The course provides an introduction to US affirmative action policies in education and employment. The first section surveys the historical development of affirmative action in public schools and universities, evaluates alternative approaches to fostering diversity in higher education, and examines … Continue reading
This course focuses on education as a social institution and the inequalities structured within it. Using theory and empirical evidence, education in the United States will be examined from pre-school through post-secondary levels. The intersections of education and other institutions, … Continue reading