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The Racists Roots and Racist Indoctrination of School Choice

The Racists Roots and Racist Indoctrination of School Choice

If we care about civil rights, social equality and democratic rule, school choice is something that should be relegated to the dust heap of history.

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Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats

Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats

It used to be that the super wealthy bribed politicians to do their bidding. Now the super wealthy are becoming the politicians.

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School Privatization Turns Business Into Predator and Students Into Prey

School Privatization Turns Business Into Predator and Students Into Prey

School privatization is a boon for anyone who doesn’t mind getting rich stealing an education from children.

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Why Schools Should NOT Be Run Like Businesses

Why Schools Should NOT Be Run Like Businesses

Running schools as a business gives very little back to the taxpayer. It gives even less to the student.

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Worse Than Fake News – Ignored News. Top 5 Education Stories You May Have Missed in 2016

Worse Than Fake News – Ignored News. Top 5 Education Stories You May Have Missed in 2016

Here are five stories from my blog in 2016 that I thought were pretty important but only got limited attention.

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Goodbye, 2016, and Good Riddance – Top 10 Blog Post by Me From a Crappy Year

Goodbye, 2016, and Good Riddance – Top 10 Blog Post by Me From a Crappy Year

I offer this top ten list of my most popular writing from 2016.

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The Ongoing Resistance to Trump, Neoliberals & Anyone Else Trying to Destroy Our Schools

The Ongoing Resistance to Trump, Neoliberals & Anyone Else Trying to Destroy Our Schools

We’re not scared. You know why? Because we’re still here.

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Four Practical and Four Moral Reasons to Make Your City a Sanctuary City

Four Practical and Four Moral Reasons to Make Your City a Sanctuary City

Sanctuary cities protect your community financially, legally and morally. And they force us to confront the real issue – the need for rational immigration policy

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Don’t Be Fooled: Betsy DeVos Still Loves Common Core

Don’t Be Fooled: Betsy DeVos Still Loves Common Core

Betsy DeVos has spent her entire adult life advocating for Common Core, but now she has to pretend like she doesn’t like it.

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Does Eating a Free School Lunch Give Kids “an Empty Soul?”

Does Eating a Free School Lunch Give Kids “an Empty Soul?”

Getting a free lunch doesn’t mean no one cares for you. It means that everyone does.

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Truth Bomb: Democrats Need to Embrace Progressivism or Else Move Out of the Way

Truth Bomb: Democrats Need to Embrace Progressivism or Else Move Out of the Way

We’re stuck in a loop and we’ve got to break ourselves out of it. And the only way to get there is to break the track wide open.

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The Essential Selfishness of School Choice

The Essential Selfishness of School Choice

At every level school choice is about securing something for yourself at the expense of others. Advocates call that competition, but it’s really just grift.

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MythBuster: Do We Have a “Government-Run Education Monopoly”?

MythBuster: Do We Have a “Government-Run Education Monopoly”?

Do we really have such a thing or is it just propaganda to boost an unpopular education scheme?

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Democrats Warned Not to Help Trump Enact Their Own Damn School Policies

Democrats Warned Not to Help Trump Enact Their Own Damn School Policies

Trump and neoliberal Democrats don’t have many school policy differences. It’s just how they’re packaged.

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The Real Power Behind Trump is White Fear

The Real Power Behind Trump is White Fear

White people are so scared Black folks will seek justice that we elected Donald Trump, a reality show clown, to the White House.

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My Election Day Heart Attack: Lessons for Moving Forward

My Election Day Heart Attack: Lessons for Moving Forward

I had a heart attack on Election Day. This is not hyperbole. I literally went to the polls, went to my doctor and then went to the hospital. I didn’t know Donald Trump would win. Like most of us, I thought the nation would heave a big sigh, eat its vegetables and vote for Hillary […]

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Voting Third Party is Not a Wasted Vote – Voting First Party Is

Voting Third Party is Not a Wasted Vote – Voting First Party Is

And all of this is because of the tendency of voters on both sides of the aisle to shut their eyes and go along with the perceived majority like lemmings running at full speed toward a cliff. It’s football mentality as democracy. It’s pragmatism as suicide pact.

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Why Teaching to the Test is Educational Malpractice

Why Teaching to the Test is Educational Malpractice

In some fields, malpractice can get you fired. In education, it’s often encouraged by your boss.

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