Sara Roos: The blot on Los Angeles’ public school board is unequivocal: it is disgraceful that Ref Rodriguez remains a member of LAUSD.
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.
Frank Fear: Am I surprised? Certainly not. But I also know what they are up against. Those in charge will stall, divert, deflect, impede, and block.
Mian Azhar: The culture that includes our internal world is assessed not in the amount of basically read books, but rather in the amount of comprehended and accurately interpreted books.
Karen Wolfe: Tuck has the same pro-privatizing platform that voters rejected when he was defeated for the position four years ago, and it’s the same education platform of Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and John Kasich, and Vice President Mike Pence.
Frank Fear: There’s a big reason why so many politicians and businesspersons serve as college/university presidents and chancellors: In background and approach, they’re just like the trustees who hire them.
Charter School Co-Location — Chaos reigns within literally hundreds of LAUSD schools year after year as one set of institutions scrabbles for space that is vital for their operations, and another set of institutions fights to retain their physical and instructional integrity.
Mark Naison: At the root of this was the profoundly misguided notion that public school failure, was the primary reason for the rapid growth in racial and economic inequality in the United States in the last 40 years, and that “bad teachers” were the primary reason for “failing” schools.
Anabel Cooper: More than 70% of the US students need to apply for financial aid in order to be able to continue their education.
Megan Kamerick: Questions about what business students are learning usually emerge after egregious examples of malfeasance, although today’s students are definitely more likely to at least hear discussions about corporate responsibility.
Jessica Goodheart: 68 faculty members signed an October 28 letter that questioned the university’s handling of Fenwick’s complaint against Guerrero.
Sylvia Torres-Guillén and Peter Eliasberg: Students attending California public schools, charter schools, or private high schools may not be disciplined for non-disruptive protests during patriotic exercises
Joshua Leibner: Progressive Democrats can no longer pretend that the Democrats who support (and are supported by) billionaire Ed Reform are anything but rapacious destructors of the very definition of public education.
t’s Thursday morning and a line of students snakes out of the door of an English classroom and into the breezeway of a South Los Angeles high school. Their backpacks have been dumped on the ground and wrenched open, notebooks spilling out underfoot as school security personnel pace around the students barking out orders. A […]