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Baz Dreisinger

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Education From the Inside Out: A Plea for Prison Education

(9) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 4:16 PM

In a decade of teaching, I have approached many a semester's end wistfully: another goodbye to students I have, week after week, intellectually bonded with. But this semester, wistful feels more like the blues.

I am soon to be exiled from pedagogical heaven: an English 101 class so academically...

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Deport Me! Foreign-Born in American Prisons and the U.S. Culture of Punishment

(15) Comments | Posted March 31, 2011 | 2:00 PM

Alvin McLean has a peculiar request for the powers that be: deport me, please.

Odder than his request is the state government's refusal to oblige it -- a dazzling irony at a time when getting deported seems, sadly, an easy feat. Janet Napolitano has boasted about...

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