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PoC News in America

We hope those of you celebrating Halloween enjoyed a weekend filled with candy and joy and not with casually or blatantly racist costumes.

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Adventures in Southern Hospitality: Blatant Racism

I am an immigrant to the South. I wasn’t¬†particularly¬†excited to move here from the bountiful northeastern seaboard, but there was money involved at the time, so here I am.

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Education in America

Education in America: Indianapolis Mayor Fights for More Charter Schools

After several years of not meeting adequate yearly progress (AYP) under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), several Indianapolis high schools and one middle school face a takeover by the state this summer. The district, Indianapolis Public Schools, has until the results from standardized achievement tests (ISTEP+ for grades 3-8 and end of course assessments (ECAs) […]

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Education in America

Education in America: Unforeseen Costs of Vouchers and Charters

I’m back after taking last week off, and today we’re going to play with hypotheticals. The news has been dominated recently with stories of mass teacher layoffs and terminations, including pink-slipping 5000+ teachers in Detroit; 1,500 in Broward County, FL; thousands in Texas; thousands in California; and thousands in New York City.