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    Archive for the ‘Equity / Discrimination’ Category

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    Hard Times at Douglass High – A Review

    Last night, I watched and recorded the HBO documentary, Hard Times at Douglass High: A No Child Left Behind Report Card.  Hard Times is essentially a “year-in-the-life” cinema verite type film that “documents” the inner workings of one high school in Baltimore, MD that serves only African-American students (as a result of de facto segregation).  […]


    Patting myself on the back?!?!

    By now you’ve perhaps read the Time magazine article, seen the New York Times ad, and/or read/heard elsewhere about this “movement” dubbed “The Broader, Bolder Approach to Education” spearheaded by Lawrence Mishel, Helen Ladd, Pedro Noguera and Tom Payzant. The list of signatories reads like a who’s who of educational and/or social policy and is […]


    Irony and the NECC Digital Equity Summit

    Here’s the e-mail I sent to ISTE today. I haven’t heard back yet (save for the automated out-of-office reply). What do you think? Greetings XXXXX, First of all, thanks for all that you do with ISTE and especially the Digital Equity Summit. I have great interest, empirically and personally, in issues of digital equity in […]


    Digital Equity

    A convergence of two events yesterday brought me to this post today. First, I read Paul Blogush’s post about an apparent lack of racial diversity within the conversations/networks related to School/Classroom 2.0. Second, of course, was Barack Obama’s historic evening. I’ve written quite a bit about digital equity in education, including a blog post a […]


    Succeeding in spite of schools

    I’m writing this post in the middle of reading a dissertation that will be defended tomorrow (actually, by now it’s technically “later today”).  From the data, the author (doc. candidate) paints a tale that is simultaneously depressing and inspiring.  The study is about how 11 African-American students managed to become high achievers within a school […]