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Inconsistent Message: TFA, Clint Smith, & Compliance-Driven Charters

TFA sent out this Clint Smith TedTalk to alum today and, at the same time, TFA continues to place large numbers of corps members in schools like KIPP, STRIVE, BES, promote compliance driven behavior management strategies, and tells its corps members to “Teach like a champion.” If TFA placed corps members in these high performing charter networks while also explicitly critiquing these models as schools that are “unjust” and part of the “broken” and “racist” education system, perhaps I would be more understanding. 274 more words

Critical Pedagogy

TFA's Rigged Question

TFA Survey Item 1: One day all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Strongly Agree,   Agree,   Neutral,   Disgree,   Stongly Disagree… 944 more words

Urban Education

To: My Post Racial Friends,

To: My Post Racial Friends,

To embrace a post-racial mindset is to accept a completely ahistorical stance devoid of proper comprehensive social context, which assumes that the oppressive effects derived from centuries of discriminatory race-conscious policy & practice will simply be erased by a few modern post-racial liberal policies. 178 more words

Misc.

White Rose Critical Race and Ethnicities Annual Conference

Friday 19th June 2015, HRI & ICOSS, The University of Sheffield

We are pleased to announce that the White Rose Critical Race and Ethnicities Network annual conference is now open for registration. 137 more words

Events

Silent Hallways are Unjust: Let Students Speak!

I was recently visiting a charter middle school that enforces silent hallways during passing periods (in addition to entering the class silently and silent meals at most times). 871 more words

Urban Education

Anti-Essentialism: Re-gaining a sense of (non)self.

“What is being rejected is the idea or discourse of the transcendental self. This transcendental self is depicted as the disembodied rational hero-norm of the enlightenment; but this representation is a mask.

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Social Theory

Prison-like Schools for the Sake of Achievement?

“All day long, an immense amount of time and energy is spent making sure young African-American students are taught to obey.” — Dr. Hadi-Tabassum, Education Week… 221 more words

Urban Education