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Public school singing a new song…

Amid all the questions and negativity, there are still great things happening in public schools. Here is a quick KARE 11 story that will warm your heart.  

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The myth that public schools are failing: what is the source?

This article highlights corporate attempts to privatize public education. Author and Executive Director of YES! Magazine, Dean Paton, provides an interesting perspective on how “politicians have decimated school budgets, replaced teaching with standardized testing, and placed the blame on teachers and students.” Interesting graphics paint a picture of corporate greed and it’s ugly ties to education reform. Is it […]

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It’s Time to Talk About Race

Race is a complicated issue, but addressing it is crucial for a healthy, thriving community. You will leave the conversation inspired, but also equipped with the tools and confidence to improve interracial relationships. Please meet in the cafeteria.
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Public Schools Are a Public Good

Jerusha Conner, US News, April 16, 2015 The rapid growth of market-driven charter schools erodes a cornerstone of American democracy. In New Orleans, charter schools are the norm. Many involved in K-12 education seem to be growing weary of the charter school versus public school debate. Mark Gleason, head of a private advocacy organization in […]

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Philanthropy’s Role in Education Reflects Power Dynamics at Play

Lia Weintraub, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, November 20, 2014 Grantmakers are able to grow movements by focusing on the entirety of issues, cultivating public support, funding effective nonprofit change-makers and growing political pressure through advocacy. These strategies allow grantmakers to leverage their limited resources to effect lasting change. For this reason, it is important […]

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The Myth Behind Public School Failure

Dean Paton, yes! Magazine, February 21, 2014 In the rush to privatize the country’s schools, corporations and politicians have decimated school budgets, replaced teaching with standardized testing, and placed the blame on teachers and students.   Until about 1980, America’s public schoolteachers were iconic everyday heroes painted with a kind of Norman Rockwell patina—generally respected […]

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