Category Archives: Diversity

Segregation and Integration in 2011

Several days ago the New York Times published an article about an issue that’s been around since the genesis of American public schools: integration. Before I get to the article itself, I’m going to go back once again to the … Continue reading

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MLK had a Dream. be part of the change that makes it a reality.

I’d like to hope that everyone who has today off from work will spend at least a few minutes reflecting not on how great it is not to have to work on Monday but on what progress, if any, we … Continue reading

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LBJ’s “To Fulfill These Rights” – Little Has Changed Since 1965.

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and while I will also write about King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, I want to start with a piece on another landmark speech in the struggle for civil rights. These are my … Continue reading

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed – in Arizona

New York Times: Arizona Orders Tucson to End Mexican-American Studies Program So, in another major blow to education and immigration reform, and adding to Arizona’s reputation as the place where the American Dream goes to die, Arizona Attorney General Tom … Continue reading

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thoughts about Special Education

D.C. Public Schools are perhaps best known for their abysmal under-serving of the District’s Special Education students. Although Deputy Chancellor for Special Education Richard Nyankori has facilitated tremendous improvements, DCPS still shells out millions of dollars each year to pay … Continue reading

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Diversity in Magnet Schools (Admissions)

Jay Mathews of the Washington Post published a column (  on Monday dealing with an issue I’ve been planning to address here: why don’t high schools with competitive admission have a more diverse student body? Mathews covers Thomas Jefferson High … Continue reading

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