Tag Archives: Education

Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

My specific proposal is to include explicit curriculum in our schools to teach the truth of our past. Seventy-seven years ago, civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” to illuminate the horrors of … finish reading Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

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Jean Trounstine :
Taking my students to prison

A man smiled widely and pressed his face against the slit.’That’s my brother,’ Sofia said, her eyes filling with tears. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2015 Every semester my students from Voices Behind Bars, a … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
Taking my students to prison

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METRO | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

Texas is not alone in its willingness to restrict its upscale education to a ‘possessive investment in whiteness.’ By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — The Texas legislature seems determined to govern … finish reading METRO | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

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Mike Klonsky : Drive-By Teachers and the Great Charter School Scam

Drive-by teachers: The Wal-Mart model. Image from Gawker. Drive-by teachers: The great TFA/charter school scam ‘Short careers by choice’ translates into teachers being reduced to low-wage information-age delivery clerks while most ‘learning’ is done by students sitting in front of … finish reading Mike Klonsky : Drive-By Teachers and the Great Charter School Scam

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Robert Jensen : Jim Koplin: Living Your Life Honestly

James Henry Koplin, 1933-2012. Image from JimKoplin.com.Jim Koplin:Living your life honestly By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | January 16, 2013 “Good teaching is living your life honestly in front of students.” I don’t recall exactly when Jim Koplin … finish reading Robert Jensen : Jim Koplin: Living Your Life Honestly

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Steve Russell : Hiding Behind a Girl

We are all Malala. Photo from Reuters.I am Malala: Hiding behind a girl By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 10, 2013 It is we sinful women who come out raising the banner of truthup against barricades of … finish reading Steve Russell : Hiding Behind a Girl

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BOOKS / C.E. McAuley : Jonah Raskin’s Bio of ‘Pedagogical Pilgrim’ James McGrath

Jonah Raskin’s biography of artist/teacher James McGrath was designed by Rag Blog art director James Retherford.Pedagogical pilgrim: Jonah Raskin’s new bio ofartist/teacher James McGrath Raskin’s new biography is no simple valentine from one teacher to another. It is an in-depth … finish reading BOOKS / C.E. McAuley : Jonah Raskin’s Bio of ‘Pedagogical Pilgrim’ James McGrath

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Sarito Carol Neiman : History, Herstory, Mystory, Mystery

The Perfect Teacher. Cartoon from susanohanian.org. Inset cartoon below by Mark Anderson / Andertoons.Shredding the envelope:History, herstory, mystory, mystery I discovered I am actually very good at getting up and talking to a bunch of kids about stuff. And even, … finish reading Sarito Carol Neiman : History, Herstory, Mystory, Mystery

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Fred Klonsky and the Chicago Teachers’ Strike

Chicago teachers on strike. Photo by Fred Klonsky / The Rag Blog.An interview with Fred Klonsky:Chicago teachers in red and on strike If the city of Chicago wins this strike it will very likely give the green light to big … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Fred Klonsky and the Chicago Teachers’ Strike

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BOOKS / Harry Targ : Remembering Malcolm and Manning

Image of Malcolm X, above, from The Daily Grind. Manning Marable from NewsOne.Remembering Malcolm and Manning Telling Malcolm X’s story was Marable’s way of advocating for fundamental social change in a deeply troubled world. By Harry Targ / The Rag … finish reading BOOKS / Harry Targ : Remembering Malcolm and Manning

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Michael Meeropol : ‘L’Affaire Kushner’ at New York’s City University

Tony Kushner. Photo by Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters.L’Affaire Kushner:Give and take at theCity University of New York CUNY awards honorary doctorate to playwright Tony Kushner, takes it away, then — after ‘firestorm’ of protest — gives it back. By Michael Meeropol / … finish reading Michael Meeropol : ‘L’Affaire Kushner’ at New York’s City University

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Robert Jensen : Toni Tipton-Martin and the Politics of the Kitchen

The many faces of Aunt Jemima. Image from The Jemima Code.The Jemima Code:Toni Tipton-Martin explores thepolitics of the kitchen, past and present By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / June 5, 2011 AUSTIN — In the cafeteria-turned-classroom at UT … finish reading Robert Jensen : Toni Tipton-Martin and the Politics of the Kitchen

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