Fred Klonsky: Institutional Racism Is Alive, And We’re It

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As a follow-up to my post about the NEA’s new business item on institutional racism, here’s an excerpt from Fred Klonsky’s post: We white teachers in the AFT and the NEA are not inoculated from the racism that exists in the broader American society. I went back and reread the institutional racism New Business Item in light of the rest of the meeting that followed its adoption. I couldn’t help but …


Not Business As Usual at the NEA (A Peek Into Institutional Racism)

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On Friday, the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly heard the names of the nine Charleston victims. They then attended to New Business Item B, which read in part: We, the members of the National Education Association, acknowledge the existence in our country of institutional racism–the societal patterns and practices that have the net effect of imposing oppressive conditions and denying rights, opportunity, and equality based upon race. This inequity manifests …

Short Notes: Pearson Makes Money, Whether You Like It Or Not

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A few notes: William J. Reese lets the world know that none of this testing business is new. Good read. [New York Times] Pearson apologized for errors on the gifted and talented test. They get a stern warning, and get to sit in the corner for millions of dollars. (Commentary mine.) [GothamSchools] I was asked to write why Michelle Rhee isn’t going to face jail time, but Dr. Beverly Hall, …

12 Blogs I Loved In 2012

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In my short notes series, I like to share things I’ve read from around the web, usually parsed out from the plethora of things I pick up on my social media networks. At times, I find gems that keep me coming back for more. The following list have been reliable sources for pieces to share all year. I’ve had some of these in my Google reader since I started blogging, …