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The Equity of Opportunity at School is a Civil Right

Common Core Standards and STEM movements, though a masterfully planned frameworks, fail to specifically address and focus on concerns of decreasing existing inequities and reengaging disconnected youth.  36 more words

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In The Shadow Of The Mosque

The numbers I wanted to get before putting this post up here I couldn’t. It wasn’t for a lack of trying. I spent hours digging through trying to get the information. 1,116 more words

Self-Advocates

This week, I’ve been listening to Malcom Gladwell’s, Outliers on audiobook, and he discussed an idea that really clicked with me. In a chapter explaining the success and lack there of of two incredibly similar individuals, Gladwell offers that their background, specifically their social class, has a lot to do with it. 237 more words

Education

High-stakes, Standardized Tests Are "Master's Tools," Not Tools for Social Justice

Christina Duncan Evans argues that the high-stakes testing opt-out movement “ignores a major function of testing,” which she identifies as: “A major reason we use standardized tests is to make the case that there’s large-scale educational injustice in our nation.” 971 more words

Race

(454) Can We Survive Capitalism?

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First up is Derek Angove, Director of Processing and Resource Management for the city of Toronto talking about how our recycling programs works. 194 more words

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How Money Bail Produces Inequities

If you are too poor to pay bail, you can spend months or even years behind bars waiting for your trial. So says Francesca Forrest, author of “Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Problem with Money Bail,” in the summer issue of the Boston Fed’s… 192 more words

An Outbreak of Outbreaks: Humanitarian Epidemiology in West Africa

by John Pringle

I was disappointed that I couldn’t go to West Africa sooner. The Ebola epidemic was at its peak in the fall of 2014, the same time that I was preparing for my doctoral defence. 1,126 more words

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