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The Winning Democratic Alternative to Privatization in Education

                Democrats need to provide a winning alternative to privatization of America’s public schools. The outpouring of opposition to Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education provides an opening– if Democrats seize the opportunity. Suddenly, education is on the national stage where it should have been during the presidential […]

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CONTRIBUTOR Don’t Let The Government Take Away Your Public School 12/08/2016 04:18 pm ET | Updated Dec 09, 2016 160 Arthur H. Camins Science Educator, Education Policy Writer. All opinions are his alone. YUKMIN VIA GETTY IMAGES With his selection of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education, Donald Trump has made it clear. He […]

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Why Science Education is Essential for Democracy

    10/31/16     The current election cycle scares me in ways that I have never felt before. It is not so much the hatred and lies that Donald Trump spews regularly, but the potential for sanctioned violence and irrationality from my fellow citizens. History and morality demand vigorous challenge. My realm is science […]

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Engineer Schools for Equity and Integration

THE BLOG Engineer Schools For Equity And Integration 09/12/2016 Across the United States, students have returned to schools that are engineered to be inequitable and segregated. They are designed to protect the privileges of some at the expense of others. They have been that way for a very long time, but that is an intentional […]

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Don’t Mourn. Organize

Don’t mourn Bernie Sanders loss in the Democratic primary. It was neither the death nor a setback for a progressive movement. In fact, his success is the most hopeful sign in decades. And hope is far more productive than despair. If progressives go on to organize and vote strategically to increase the likelihood of further success it is just the beginning. […]

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The Strange Fruit of the Equity and Empathy Gap

Each morning with alarming regularity, fresh evidence reinforces my perception that the malignancy of virulent hate and violence is worsening. Such is the strange fruit of the equity and empathy gap. It is too easy to succumb to hopelessness. Instead, we need to call out the causes and act. Inequity is the fuel that feeds […]

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