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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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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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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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Haven’t We Done Enough? Must We Have Winners and Losers Even in Education?

There are stark contrasts between the Democratic and Republican candidates for President of the United States across many issues of values, style and substance. However, none of the Democrats have distinguished themselves from their rivals with respect to K-12 education policy by challenging the winners and losers ethos has come to pervade even the education […]

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The K-12 Education Speech We Need From Democrats

The K-12 Education Speech We Need From Democrats With the Elementary, Secondary Education Act (ESEA) once again up for reconsideration in Congress, it is time for the Democratic presidential hopefuls to take a stand. Candidates Sanders, O’Malley and Clinton have decided that to differentiate themselves from their Republican rivals, they must make a direct, unmistakable […]

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