Strawman Argument Is All They Have

In the comments of Diane Ravitch’s recent EdWeek Bridging Differences, “Why I Am Marching on July 30,” one comment captures the bankrupt support for the new reformer movement coming from Secretary Duncan, Bill Gates, and Michelle Rhee. paulhoss@hotmail.com takes this swipe at those such as Ravitch challenging the new reformers: “What to say about SOS? […]

Charter Schools: The White Man’s Panacea for Education

Charter Schools, racism, segregation, predators targeting ‘sub-prime’ kids and ‘Morning Joe’: essential commentary by Solomon Comissiong The following article by Solomon Comissiong makes some very good points regarding a plethora of issues involving charter schools, educational privatization and institutional racism.  It also broaches the need for multi-racial community mobilizations not simply to stop the neo-liberal […]

Leave No Child's Behind: No Child Left Behind and the implications and impacts for and on charter Schools and state mandated testing

Meanwhile, the richly funded and well-oiled juggernaut of privatization continues to move forward, carving out increasingly large pieces of the public system. If those of us who profess to value public schools and the principle of democratic access they uphold cannot find the courage or the motivation to fight in their defense, we may soon wake up to find that they have been replaced by wholly owned subsidiaries of Me- Donald’s, Burger King, and Wal-Mart.