School Board Member Speaking Out Against Testing

Yes. School board members around the country who actually SPEAK OUT FOR public education and meaningful and equitable education for ALL children are indeed like unicorns. But here in Howard County, Maryland we have at least one. And when they are “sighted” (like unicorns) we must celebrate their courage widely. But Bess Altwerger isn’t onlyContinue reading “School Board Member Speaking Out Against Testing”

“Fast Tracking” the Privatization of Public Education: Who’s in Favor?

(Here’s a beginning roster of who favors it: Lamar, Arne, Pearson, Apollo Inc, the National Governors Association, ALEC, and the Brookings Institute). Congress today voted whether or not to “fast track” a decision about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is free trade on steroids.  According to Robert Reich: “It would be the largest tradeContinue reading ““Fast Tracking” the Privatization of Public Education: Who’s in Favor?”

The Push to Close Langston Hughes Elementary School in Park Heights Baltimore Leaves Community Skeptical of the Motives

  “Freddie Gray was about education.” “We teach our kids how to add, but they need to learn social skills…and life skills” “They want to close our school down and send our kids into a drug infested neighorhood…why?” “So here we go” These statements were spoken at a school-closing meeting about Langston Hughes Elementary School.Continue reading “The Push to Close Langston Hughes Elementary School in Park Heights Baltimore Leaves Community Skeptical of the Motives”

One Test is Too Many, a Million is Not Enough

There’s a saying in certain addiction recovery circles that “One drink is too many and a million is not enough”—this phrase suggests that once an alcoholic takes the first drink there’s no guarantee they can control how many more they will take after that, or what will happen. I suggest that one of the reasonsContinue reading “One Test is Too Many, a Million is Not Enough”

Baltimore is Not a “Crisis”-It’s a Community!

Baltimore City is on the nation’s radar right now. Yet beside the media such as CNN running 24-7 news casts, who you don’t see working behind the scenes are the charter school privatizers. They were here before Freddie Grey was a national headline for police brutality. With Governor Hogan taking the lead, charter school proponentsContinue reading “Baltimore is Not a “Crisis”-It’s a Community!”

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