Category Archives: Current Events

Hate and Hurt in America: On Charlottesville

From our fierce leader, LaShawn Chatmon: Now more than ever we must stand resolute — committed to lead through listening, to lead with love, to lead with a historical and structural analysis – to lead for equity. The terror and … Continue reading

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Register for Learning Policy Institute’s Upcoming Webinar: Building a Strong, Sustainable Teacher Work Force

From our friends at Learning Policy Institute: You’re invited to join the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for a webinar on Wednesday, October 26 at … Continue reading

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Equity and the Common Core

The question on my mind these days is: Will the Common Core, on the whole, be a force for equity? Or will it wind up reproducing the current inequities in our system? Literacy educator Alfred Tatum asks this question even more … Continue reading

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Donald Sterling: The Incident and the Institution

Anytime race enters the national conversation it’s important to watch and listen to how it unfolds. In many ways the Donald Sterling controversy has followed the standard discourse – the blame falls on Sterling as an individual racist, his comments … Continue reading

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The Dropout Crisis: Solutions from Castlemont High

I spent this morning listening to a great segment on our local NPR affiliate KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny.  The segment, entitled “The Dropout Crisis: Solutions” was broadcast from the auditorium of Oakland’s Castlemont High School and featured guests Fania … Continue reading

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US has Wealth, Lacks Equity and Unity

In a new paper, Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute argues that as a nation, “we are not broke, nor will we be”: Nevertheless, while these claims have little in the way of truth, politicians and pundits have successfully … Continue reading

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The Budget Crisis and Equity

IDEA at UCLA has released the 2011 report of their annual survey of learning conditions in California schools titled “Free Fall.” They find that the budget crisis is disproportionately hurting the most vulnerable communities: California high schools are providing less … Continue reading

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