James Meredith on the current civil rights struggle in our schools

Who’s he? Simply one of the heroes of the 1960’s civil rights movement. Here is his take on where we are going now in education:

Our schools are being destroyed by politics, profit, greed and lies. Instead of evidence-based practices, money has become the engine of education policy, and our schools are being hijacked by politicians, non-educators and for-profit operators. Parents, teachers, citizens and community elders must arm ourselves with the best evidence and take back control of our children’s public education before it is too late. We all must work together to improve our public schools, not on the basis of profit or politics, but on the basis of evidence, and on the basis of love for America’s children.

 

Read more at Anthony Cody’s blog.

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  1. […] a gold mine. If you have already seen this circulating on Anthony Cody’s blog, or through GFBrandenburg’s blog like I did, you will have already read this. For those who may not have seen it yet, I had to share. […]

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  2. I went to Meredith’s Facebook page, there’s not a lot of activity there. But from last summer, a link to a Diane Ravitch blog post about a WaPo interview with Meredith. I ask anyone to read the comments on that blog post, there was great confusion about whether Meredith or the interviewer was espousing “No-excuses” charters. Needs clarification.

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  3. Reblogged this on Transparent Christina.

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