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How Schools Have Become Dead Zones of the Imagination

By Henry A. Giroux “Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility … Continue reading

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Sequestration Kicks More Than 57,000 Children Out Of Head Start

By Bryce Covert Head Start programs will eliminate services for 57,265 children in the coming school year thanks to sequestration’s automatic, across-the-board spending cuts, according to new government data collected from individual programs. California, Texas, and New York will cut the … Continue reading

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Sesame Street – Sons of Poetry

Too cool!! Sons of Anarchy on Sesame Street!!  

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Ring the school bell year-round

By Esther J. Cepeda It’s mid-August and parents across the country are breathing a sigh of relief that their tours of duty as surrogate educators finally will end. It’s a burden that many parents bear because they know that the … Continue reading

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Young, black and shot in the head

By Kate Selker A few months before he was shot in the head, Marshall Coulter passed me in the hallway. “Ms. Selker! Remember how otters hold hands when they sleep?” Of course I did. I was the one who had … Continue reading

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Saki Mafundikwa – Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets

Fascinating presentation.

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8 Ways Privatization Has Brought Pain and Misery to American Life

By Paul Buchheit Some of America’s leading news analysts are beginning to recognize the fallacy of the “free market.” Said Ted Koppel, “We are privatizing ourselves into one disaster after another.” Fareed Zakaria admitted, “I am a big fan of … Continue reading

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SPENT

Understand how being unemployed can endanger not just yourself but those you love. Understand how we need to raise the minimum wage. Living on a $9.00 the minimum wage  would still be extremely hard for families to survive but it … Continue reading

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The President’s Early Learning Proposal

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Ending Summer Learning Loss: Can It Be the Key to True Education Reform?

By Curtis Valentine As the summer approaches and the 2012-2013 academic year comes to a close for millions of K-12 students, the debate over how to improve public education continues. Research dating back to the 1970s by New York University … Continue reading

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