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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 03/2010

Educating for Democracy: Educators and Students Speak Out at Medgar Evers Conference

| Posted 03.01.2010 | New York

An all-day conference titled "Democratic Education Symposium" was held on Saturday at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

Educating for Democracy: Students, Parents, Educators Protest at City Hall

| Posted 03.04.2010 | New York

As part of a National Day of Action to Defend Public Education, the Coalition for Public Education held a demonstration on March 4th in front of City Hall.

Educating for Democracy: Obama Flogs Teachers to Teach Better

| Posted 03.09.2010 | New York

It's unfortunate that the public assumes that the best students have the best teachers, and the worst students the worst teachers, because that simply isn't true.

Educating for Democracy: Kansas City School Closings: Are We Becoming a Second-Rate Nation?

| Posted 03.12.2010 | New York

The pattern of white flight from the Kansas City public schools to "better suburban districts and charter schools" mirrors the pattern that is being accelerated within New York City.

Charter Schools Pulling the Bait and Switch on Learning Disabilities?

| Posted 03.22.2010 | New York

According to parents, the approach of some charter schools has been to promise that learning disabled children will have their needs met but not delivering once the child is enrolled.

Educating for Democracy: School Closings and National Priorities

| Posted 03.25.2010 | New York

My concern is that the notion of closing schools for reasons having little to do with student safety is a sign of a profound change in the country's attitudes toward equal opportunity for all young learners.

Educating for Democracy: Schooling and Rising Poverty

| Posted 03.30.2010 | College

If the quality schooling that Obama aspires to becomes a reality, what kind of jobs will be available for highly educated students of the future?