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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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Lamar W. Hankins : Talking Guns with Wayne

Cartoon by Steve Breen / San Diego Union Tribune. Image from The English Blog. The liberty to live:Talking guns with Wayne Wayne seemed to be growing frustrated with our discussion. ‘I don’t want kids killed,’ he said, ‘but I don’t … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Talking Guns with Wayne

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Patrick Youngblood : ‘Reform’ and Squeezing ‘Value’ Out of Students

Image from Chicago Now.The school ‘reform’ movement: Squeezing ‘value’ out of students By Patrick Youngblood | The Rag Blog | May 18, 2012 As a public high school teacher and a parent I think often about the role of schools … finish reading Patrick Youngblood : ‘Reform’ and Squeezing ‘Value’ Out of Students

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Bob Moser : The White-Power Legislature of Texas

Slash-and-burn:Texas’ white-power legislature By Bob Moser / The Texas Observer / May 17, 2011 AUSTIN — Back in February, at a rally protesting anti-immigrant legislation, State Rep. Lon Burnam raised some eyebrows by letting loose with the “R” word. “You … finish reading Bob Moser : The White-Power Legislature of Texas

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Rick Ayers : Letter to a Young Teacher

Helping students to learn their own power. Image from Art Smart.The ritual of the pink slip:Letter to a young teacher By Rick Ayers / The Rag Blog / March 22, 2011 So my nephew Malik, a fabulous renaissance man who … finish reading Rick Ayers : Letter to a Young Teacher

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Anne Lewis : Workers’ Rights and the Fight Against Poverty

Labor leader John L. Lewis testifies before Congress in 1947. Still image from archival film footage.Poverty in America and the attack on public sector unions I want to ask a basic question that unifies religious, labor, and community organizations at … finish reading Anne Lewis : Workers’ Rights and the Fight Against Poverty

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David Bacon : California’s Perfect Storm

Students and teachers march in Oakland, California,to protest the termination of adult education programs. Photo by David Bacon.Fighting to save public education:California’s perfect storm Across California, new alliances of teachers, students, state workers, communities of color, and working-class communities in … finish reading David Bacon : California’s Perfect Storm

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FILM / Rick Ayers : An Inconvenient Superman

An Inconvenient Superman:Davis Guggenheim’s new filmhijacks school reformBy Rick Ayers / The Rag Blog / September 20, 2010 Davis Guggenheim’s 2010 film Waiting for Superman is a slick marketing piece full of half-truths and distortions. The film suggests the problems … finish reading FILM / Rick Ayers : An Inconvenient Superman

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Textbooks and the Confederacy : Teach the Whole Story

Image from photobucket.Texas textbooks:Let’s teach the truth about the Confederacy By Michael Lind / June 2, 2010 ‘Our new government is founded upon… the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man.’ — Alexander Stephens, Vice … finish reading Textbooks and the Confederacy : Teach the Whole Story

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Texas : Rick Perry Throws Kids Under the (School) Bus

Image from ConnectAmarillo.Governor Perry ignores student needs:Turns down $700 mission in fed funds Among the Republican leadership in Texas, politics is much more important than educating children or solving social problems. By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / January … finish reading Texas : Rick Perry Throws Kids Under the (School) Bus

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Texas : Rick Perry Throws Kids Under the (School) Bus

Image from ConnectAmarillo.Governor Perry ignores student needs:Turns down $700 million in fed education funds Among the Republican leadership in Texas, politics is much more important than educating children or solving social problems. By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Texas : Rick Perry Throws Kids Under the (School) Bus

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Rush Limbaugh : Get Well, Class Clown

Rush Limbaugh. From “Republican Clowns” / Daniel Kurtzman / Ask.com.Sick, sick, sick…Rush Limbaugh, Class ClownBy Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / December 31, 2009 There’s one in every classroom. Competing with the teacher for attention, cracking jokes, disrupting … finish reading Rush Limbaugh : Get Well, Class Clown

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