Arica L. Coleman: In all seriousness, I totally agree with you that some will dismiss me as disgruntled and emotional. As recently demonstrated, such reactions are reserved only for white male Supreme Court nominees.
Is the US system of public education in crisis? Many say the answer to that question is no. But almost all agree that we have two systems of public education in the United States - one based principally, though not entirely, in the suburbs and another that is based principally in poorer urban and rural areas. One is, unarguably in crisis. The other is not. These articles discuss the root causes and possible solutions.
Robert Skeels: Marshall Tuck is running for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction again, backed by the same ideologically charged billionaires as the last time — several of whom supported reactionary measures like Proposition 8.
Betty Hung: As an Asian American woman, I refuse to be used by conservatives who are trying to exploit Asian Americans as a wedge in their efforts to abolish affirmative action in university admissions.
Formed in 1994 in response to the anti-immigrant state proposition 187 when Pete Wilson was governor, ¡No Te Dejes! has held voter registration drives, candidate forms and panel interviews similar to this one for over twenty years.
Marcy Winograd: Thurmond has spent his years in the state legislature successfully passing legislation to provide millions of dollars to school districts to keep kids in school and out of the criminal justice system.
Lawrence Wittner: This huge spike in the cost of a college education has had a devastating effect upon educational opportunity. Unable to afford college, many young people never attend it or drop out at some point.
Linda Perez: lasting evidence of Jackie Goldberg’s work in public schools or her public service had zero relevance to the naysayers from SpeakUp.
Frank Fear: What happened at Maryland isn’t a football story only. It’s very much an indictment of higher education, the institution.
WJ Astore: You can still get a decent liberal arts education in America, assuming you have money. But if you don’t, it’s off to “workforce training” for you.
Joe Mathews: Preschool makes liars of California adults, demonstrating the vast canyon between our progressive rhetoric (“children are the future”) and reactionary reality (“kids don’t vote so why should we care about them?).
Jasmyne Cannick: L.A. College district has largest number of Black students in higher education in California but will not have any Blacks and only one woman on its governing Board of Trustees after 4th Latino male appointed
Sara Roos: These are the legislative army that would champion substituting a middle class of public servants in favor of private for-profit interests (even if nominally not-for-profit (NFP); that means only that profits must return to the business with no regard to equity or fairness.
Anastasia Bernoulli: “My mom builds the biggest bridges ever!”, he told a girl sitting behind him. She smiled approvingly. Apparently, when you’re a few days shy of 7, this is worth some street cred.