Let Them Eat Cake, Bill? My First Letter to Bill Gates

Hi Bill, This is my first letter to you, but ironically enough, we both know you’ll never read it. However, I hope my words here inspire my other readers to consider advocating for ideas similar to those I will propose here. Perhaps one of them will gain traction in the ranks of the billionaire’s boysContinue reading “Let Them Eat Cake, Bill? My First Letter to Bill Gates”

ALEC and Charter Schools are the New Dog and Pony Show

This is how the charter movement sweeping across states and cities starts. Like this: Last week I attended a dog and pony show being hosted at Towson University and sponsored by The Arthur Rupe Foundation and led by Maryland Public Policy Institute, Heritage Foundation, National Alliance for Charter Schools and the CEO of KIPP Schools.Continue reading “ALEC and Charter Schools are the New Dog and Pony Show”

False Advertising Used to Sell Out Maryland Public Schools

Head’s up. Or better, duck and cover. Reform is coming to Baltimore County. While I’ve been blogging for a while how reform policy is influencing Maryland in general and Baltimore City,  the tentacles are expanding, as many of us knew they would. The modus operandi du jour is charter school legislation and related reform policies.Continue reading “False Advertising Used to Sell Out Maryland Public Schools”

What if the high stakes tests were wrong? (A thought experiment)

Prologue: What if, following the end of slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation, formerly enslaved black and brown people created an amazing resurgence of economic, educational and political successes? (They did). Would the elite in power squelch that budding success with New Jim Crow laws? And, what if to counter the gross systemic and violent inequitiesContinue reading “What if the high stakes tests were wrong? (A thought experiment)”

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