Eric A. Gordon: Last weekend, during the Los Angeles Times-USC Festival of Books, a vast literary event which took place on campus, a Tent City at USC appeared on Jefferson Blvd. just outside the campus gates.
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.
Sara Roos: Accepting money from charter ideologues despite a few early, high-profile give-backs, belies the claim that she is not charter-aligned.
W.J. Astore: Education is often a form of social control, or merely a means to an end, purely instrumental rather than inspirational. Zombie education.
Jessica Davison: Incorporating the right amount of technology and teacher-student one-on-one interaction can be extremely beneficial in early childhood.
Frank Fear: They’re tackling a seemingly insoluble matter—reparations for African Americans—and their solution (drum roll, please) is to bear the cost personally.
Jeff Bryant: Much like other teacher actions that have occurred across the nation, Sacramento teachers are demanding changes to their salaries, reduced class sizes, and increases in school support staff.
Jeff Bryant: Most of the wanton charter fraud we detailed in our report that ran rampant during the Duncan years is now simply continuing under DeVos, with little to no explanation of why this is allowed to occur.
Sara Roos: From nowhere these usurpers have constituted a whole new economy, transforming what was formerly the people’s prerogative educating human beings and citizens, into a private dynamo generating paper-profit simply by transferring public tax dollars to private coffers.
Avani Mehta: Axelos took ownership of the ITIL and now maintains the ITIL framework and accredits training and examination bodies.
Carolfrances Likins: A co-worker and I were talking about how heavy was the load that the administrators kept piling new tasks onto. “Well, at least we’re not dying,”
Sara Roos: The only difference between me and them is that they have more money to do the job we are all exhorted to do, to scrub the path for our children and support them in any way possible.
Sara Roos: What is being asked by the charter school system, is a pass for allowing some to have more than others by pretending there is “Choice” involved. By privileging some at the expense of others.
Bruce Lerro: When I was in school, I had no interest in books. It was only after I dropped out of community college that I became interested in reading.