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Education Can’t Minimize Relationships

Minnesota Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Potluck, December 19, 2013   Today on the blog we welcome David O’Fallon president of Minnesota Humanities Center. He shares his perspective on what we need for real education reform, a topic he presented on at MCF’s 2013 Philanthropy Convening. At the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), we are developing a strategy to […]

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U.S. RARE IN SPENDING MORE MONEY ON THE EDUCATION OF RICH CHILDREN

Lisa Wade, Society Pages, December 8, 2013 “The United States is one of few advanced nations where schools serving better-off children usually have more educational resources than those serving poor students,” writes Eduardo Porter for the New York Times.  This is because a large percentage of funding for public education comes not from the federal government, […]

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Ed school dean: Urban school reform is really about land development (not kids)

Valerie Strauss, Washington Post’s Answer Sheet, May 28, 2013 Here is a provocative piece from Leslie T. Fenwick, dean of the Howard University School of Education and a professor of education policy, about what is really behind urban school reform. It’s not about fixing schools, she argues, but, rather, about urban land development. Fenwick has devoted her […]

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