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Category: Education

Oklahoma legislators don’t give a d–n about public education

Okla. — Let’s be Frank! What happened this past Tuesday at the Oklahoma state capital was pretty f–ked-up. Once again, state legislators had the opportunity to halt the pedagogue brain-drain that has haunted the state since 2008; but of course, Oklahoma leaders voted against a revenue bill that would have given state teachers their much needed and well deserved, although minuscule, pay raise of $3,000. 

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Public and Charters Schools Fight Over Crumbs

Charter schools are public schools. They are an alternative attempt at leveling the playing field and curbing the school-to-prison pipeline, a pipeline that seemingly counts the number of students who can’t read by grade three and simultaneously projects the number of beds and prison space that must be built to accommodate the superficially educated.

Having a Black Male Teacher is Everything to These Kids

Black students matched to black teachers have been shown to have higher test scores but we wanted to know if these student-teacher racial matches had longer-lasting benefits. We found the answer is a resounding yes,” said co-author Nicholas Papageorge of Johns Hopkins. “We’re seeing spending just one year with a teacher of the same race can move the dial on one of the most frustratingly persistent gaps in educational attainment — that of low-income black boys. It not only moves the dial, it moves the dial in a powerful way.

Curriculum Counts, The Importance of Teaching About the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

May 31, 2018, will mark the ninety-seventh anniversary of the cataclysmic 1921 Tulsa Race Riot (the “Riot”), a man-made calamity more accurately described as a massacre, pogrom, holocaust, assault, or burning. This defining moment in Tulsa and American history, despite its significance as the worst “race riot” [or massacre] in America, remains a mystery to many and an unknown to many more.

#RacismSoAmerican

What’s even sadder is the church. The Christian church never seems to confront issues of race. This alt-right ideology for some reason believes nothing is wrong? How can you not see this? There has never been an equal playing field for blacks and whites in America, and if you think so, you’re the problem.