Results tagged “public schools”

A National Perspective On Corporate Plans To End Public Education ( Una perspectiva nacional sobre Planes Corporativos Para Fin de Educación Pública)

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(en español después) The immediacy created by the personal attack that many LAUSD teachers are being subjected to has caused main of us to lose sight of the concerted and coordinated national attack on public education that many predominantly minority filled school districts are being subjected to. Karen Lewis, the newly elected head of the Chicago Teachers' Union along with Professor Los Weiner lay out how this is playing out in the United States and how it has already played out in countries like Chile under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

What Does It Mean To Be American?

Yesterday was my 63rd birthday and after spending the last 5 months writing posts for perdaily, I would like to reflect on why education reform is so important to me. When I used to teach history, I always started out class by having the students read the front page of the Los Angeles Times while I took the roll and did the our mundane classroom maintenance tasks. In confronting student reticence about the relevance of reading today's newspaper in a World or American History course, I would respond that if I could not connect what was on the front page of the paper to what we were studying, I would not have them read the front page of the newspaper anymore.


03 2010

The real secret to choosing a school in Los Angeles

As desperate parents seek some sort of viable alternative to the dearth of options they have in LAUSD, the district's imperfectly run CHOICES Program remains one of the few possibilities that offers even the slightest chance of their children receiving an adequate education in a public school.


12 2009