After several days of mourning, The Revolution has an announcement

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In a brief post on Facebook Prince’s former drummer Bobby Z thanks his fans for their support, and in an accompanying video he is joined by members of The Revolution – Wendy, Lisa, Mark Brown, and Dr. Matt Fink – to make special announcement. First, he says: I will miss my Best Friend eternally… The …

Everybody talks about student voice, but David Johns walks the talk

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When history assesses the Obama presidency one thing will eventually be unmistakable: he filled his administration with exceptional, but understated people. No one fits that description more than David Johns, the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.  In this great video done by Loudspeaker films Johns talks about …

Today is Emancipation Day, a good time to consider what Opt Out could really mean

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Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! - Marcus Garvey If you didn’t know, today is officially Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C., a holiday celebrating the end of legal slavery in the nation’s capital. For all of us edu-fighters, reformers, activists, liberationists, and people who talk about education as the …

The progressive addiction to educational bullshit

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You’re at a dinner party and the topic of education comes up. Everyone near you is white, college educated, and has 2.5 children. They are on the vanguard of gentrification and appreciate cosmetic diversity. Over the past year they have made a contribution to either Hillary or Bernie. You know schools are complex and can’t …