Irrational rationality: why Trump wants schools open during an out-of-control pandemic

The President will get more people killed before the coronavirus crisis is over In a first-world country that slept its way into an angry pandemic that has shut the doors to more than 60 percent of summer camps, found medical and other essential workers scrambling for a persistent shortage of personal protective equipment, and is […]

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Racial Segregation and Death Through Secession — Jefferson County, Alabama Schools and the Rest of America

We’re witnessing an social crisis in Jefferson County, Alabama — a county with one of the worst measures of income inequality [PDF, page 15] in a state with one of the worst measures of income inequality, nestled in a country whose Gini Coefficient among industrialized nations is embarrassingly topped by only Mexico and Chile — that […]

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JINDAL IN SCHOOLS TRYING TO GET A REP

  How can the Governor of a US state which the University of Montana-Billings, WalletHub, Education Law Center (pdf), and the US Department of Education has ranked near the bottom of national student achievement or state effort lists, gather the nerve to sue the Obama administration over the fear of a federal government education mandate? […]

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INVISIBLE MAN…BANNED…IN AMERICA?

    First, we had the Texas school system moving to strike the term “Transatlantic Slave Trade” from history textbooks. And now the Randolph County, North Carolina school board bans Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man with one of the board members saying that he “didn’t find any literary value” in the book? Congratulations, Brother Ellison! In […]

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