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The Education Boogey-Men

April 14, 2010 Jose
Ghost Busters vs. Stay Puff

Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting educational innovators and thought leaders from throughout the country, people who I either admire for their awesomeness or have pushed my thinking in ways I hadn’t thought of. People like the Teacher Leaders Network and my folks on Facebook and Twitter offer conversations I […]

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Tearing The House Down pt. 2: Hands Up For Haiti

January 12, 2010 Jose
A scene after the earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th, 2010

For many of us in the United States, independence means a ton. Even for the most marginalized of groups, we scream and kick for it because of the hypocritical nature of this hollow pursuit of happiness. For most of us in this country, we enjoy freedoms that we often take for granted. From the computers […]

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At The End of the Day [The Letters Series]

November 18, 2009 Jose
Barack Obama at School

This week, I’m writing a few more letters to different people, whose names shall be removed from the post, but who nonetheless are amalgamations of real characters. I won’t be mincing words this week, and in these letters, I hope to address some issues I find in education as a whole through these letters. If […]

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Dennis Kucinich on Why He Voted No to Health Care Pt. 2

November 8, 2009 Jose
Dennis Kucinich, Man of the Hour

After reading this beautiful piece of work by Dennis Kucinich on why he voted ‘no’ to the House Bill on Health Care Reform, I went to his website and caught this little statement on his website as well: Following a statement on the Floor of the House of Representative, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made […]

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King Bloomberg and My Unrepentant Contradictions

November 3, 2009 Jose
Michael Bloomberg

I’m living in a weird spot right now. I’m a die-hard Yankees fan who has a hard time supporting the construction of a stadium that, from within and without, stratified the rich and the poor and is supported by the one man who embraces that stratification like the millions of dollars he’s gained indirectly through […]

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Just When Post-Racial Educators Thought It Was Safe

September 23, 2009 Jose
A Rainbow Coalition? Not Quite.

This is one of 2009′s most censored stories. I know race is such a touchy subject for some of the readers of my blog, but … just read: According to a new Civil Rights report published at the University of California, Los Angeles, schools in the US are 44 percent non-white, and minorities are rapidly […]

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