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Kendrick Lamar’s Control (Happy Birthday, Hip-Hop)

August 13, 2013 Jose
Kendrick Lamar as MLK Jr.

“What are you listening to?” I know. I’m not supposed to have kids listening to their iPods in school. It was after the ELA state test, and they needed to decompress after another long period of little to no movement. “What do you mean, Mr. V?” “I mean, what are you listening to?” “You know, […]

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Short Notes: I’m Not Burning My A-Rod Jersey

August 4, 2013 Jose
Muhammad Ali, Convincing

A few notes: If every customer of McDonald’s paid 22 cents more for their Big Mac, their workers could make a much better wage overall? What are they waiting for?! [The Daily Beast] Dave Zirin writes a  great piece on why the MLBPA (the baseball players’ union) should back A-Rod, no matter what we actually […]

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The Difference Between “Best Practices” and Teacher Expertise [TransformED]

July 29, 2013 Mr. Vilson

My latest at TransformED. It’s been a long time, but I thought I’d share. Check this: Obviously, I would love for the students to prove me wrong, but in my experience, I haven’t yet. If anything, it tells me that, if I know the existing issues, I can spend more time working with students and […]

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Short Notes: Intersectionality of Race and Gender via Questlove

July 28, 2013 Short Notes
Questlove, of the Roots

A few notes: This graphic is what I try to tell people about teachers. We work all summer, just not necessarily with kids. [Upworthy] I didn’t have the heart to read this before, but Questlove’s letter about “not being shit” resonated with me on a deep level. [NYMag] Jamilah Lemieux wrote a thorough critique of […]

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#HerePastJune, A Primer On Teachers’ Summers [Collaborateurs]

July 8, 2013 Mr. Vilson

Here’s my latest at The Collaborateurs, where I discuss my reason for joining #HerePastJune, a United For Public Schools project: … we actually need to reconsider how we look at time in school. According to many reports (including some that US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan quotes), the United States already has the highest teacher-to-student […]

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