Category Archives: Musings and Questions

Lessons of 2017

Isolation is bad. Advertisements

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Unresolved

My new year’s resolution: to write more than one post in 2016.

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Winter Storm Duncan misses Providence

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was scheduled to visit Providence today and tomorrow.  His original plan was to visit for a breakfast celebrating the schools operated by United Providence, which I describe below.  Someone must have tipped him off … Continue reading

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The Future of Our Schools: Some Reflections

I was very excited to receive Lois Weiner’s new book, The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice, in the mail.  Here’s my review of it for Socialist Worker.  Read my review, then read the book.  Then, get … Continue reading

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Education and Capitalism, part 1

This summer, the Coalition to Defend Public Education here in Rhode Island is holding a book discussion on the new book Education and Capitalism, published by Haymarket Books.  The discussion is taking place in five sessions—details on the discussions can … Continue reading

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#ThankaCorporateEducationReformer

File this under “You Gotta Be F**king Kidding Me.” Well, folks, once again, it’s Teacher Depreciation Week in America.  Secretary of Education Arne Duncan seems to have learned a lesson from last year, when his open letter to teachers on … Continue reading

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The Great Helmsman’s Castaways

This story comes from the Chinese language program I’ve been attending these past two and a half weeks.  The program is part of the reason I’ve written less that I had hoped, but it should also provide some interesting material … Continue reading

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