Archive for March 2017

"BLACK CULTURE"- THE LATEST EXCUSE FOR NOT EDUCATING

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(Mensaje se repite en EspaƱol) Dr. Chris Emdin, associate professor at Columbia University's Teachers College in his new book "For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood ... and the Rest of Y'all Too," completely misunderstands why poor minority students continue to fail in public school and in the process he comes up with a clearly bogus "white hero teacher" alternative facts rationale to explain why these poor minority children continue to fail, that literally has no basis in fact.

CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS' NEW DISCONNECTED DASHBOARD

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California School Dashboard.jpegIf you know Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, the Ides of March- or March 15th- is the date in 44 BC when Julius Caesar was assassinated. The Ides of March in 2017 California might in the future just be looked back on with the new California School Dashboard (CSD) student performance evaluation system as the date that marked the purposeful assassination of anything even remotely resembling any kind of real accountability for the public education system.

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PBS DOCUMENTARY "THE BAD KIDS"- A PUBLIC EDUCATION FANTASY

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"Those who control the education of the children control the future of the race." Phillip Jackson, The Black Star Project The most pernicious aspect of our present purposefully failed and exclusively corporate-profit-driven public education system- when it comes to students of color and the poor- is that it gets these student victims of this system to think something is wrong with them. This as opposed to the easily verifiable truth, which is that this public education system has let them down from the moment they entered kindergarten.