Well, not quite, and that’s why I’ve written so infrequently. Now that we’re past exams, I intend to write more in the coming days. My summer agenda includes:
- A discussion of the struggle for bilingual education–this is becoming more important as a basic civil rights issue in Providence;
- A discussion of the prospects for the PTU contract (and other contracts);
- Reviews of books on education from a progressive standpoint: the Ravitch book, books on progressive pedagogy, books on education and neoliberalism, Gramsci on education, etc.;
- More on the developments around the proposed AF charter school in Cranston;
- Issues surrounding foreign language education;
- Dirt on the corporate “reformers” such as Broad, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, etc.;
- Developments around the Save Our Schools march at the end of July.
And lastly, a report on the Socialism 2011 conference in Chicago. If you are interested in going, let me know! There’s still time to sign up, and still space on the bus!