Friday Smorgasbord: Neoliberalism, Charters, & Glasses | manderson

A friendly reminder: Schools are complex

“More interventions might not always be better and may have unintended consequences that impact a school’s long term ability to improve,” write Dougherty and Weiner.

New study deepens nation’s school turnaround mystery, finding little success in Rhode Island, Chalkbeat
The pervasive problem of neoliberalism

Society reconceived as a giant market leads to a public life lost to bickering over mere opinions; until the public turns, finally, in frustration to a strongman as a last resort for solving its otherwise intractable problems.

…When we…

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Friday Smorgasbord: Neoliberalism, Charters, & Glasses | manderson

A friendly reminder: Schools are complex

“More interventions might not always be better and may have unintended consequences that impact a school’s long term ability to improve,” write Dougherty and Weiner.

New study deepens nation’s school turnaround mystery, finding little success in Rhode Island, Chalkbeat
The pervasive problem of neoliberalism

Society reconceived as a giant market leads to a public life lost to bickering over mere opinions; until the public turns, finally, in frustration to a strongman as a last resort for solving its otherwise intractable problems.

…When we…

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Smorgasbord: Charlottesville, College, and Academic Discussions | manderson

By United States Census Bureau
Use #CharlottesvilleCurriculum for suggestions on what to start your school year discussions off with

Queens teacher Vivett Dukes writes:

“We do our children and ourselves a disservice when we don’t have these difficult conversations as a part of our collective curriculums. However, many teachers from various walks of life are neither well-versed nor fully comfortable discussing race on any level with their students. Not talking about racism won’t make it go away. If anything, not talking about racism in the classroom further perpetuates racist ideologies…

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Smorgasbord: The Opportunity Costs of Education | manderson

What people in the ed world are saying about Charlottesville

How the education world is reacting to racist violence in Charlottesville — and to Trump’s muted response, Chalkbeat
Schools need more embedded mental health support, like this

I’ve seen firsthand just how powerful a strong team of social workers and counselors can be on kids. So many of the issues that manifest in something like an IEP or a major academic slump or behavioral outburst in the classroom can be traced to underlying psychological or social-emotional factors. With daily support and care, kids that are dealing with a…

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Smorgasbord: The Opportunity Costs of Education | manderson

What people in the ed world are saying about Charlottesville

How the education world is reacting to racist violence in Charlottesville — and to Trump’s muted response, Chalkbeat
Schools need more embedded mental health support, like this

I’ve seen firsthand just how powerful a strong team of social workers and counselors can be on kids. So many of the issues that manifest in something like an IEP or a major academic slump or behavioral outburst in the classroom can be traced to underlying psychological or social-emotional factors. With daily support and care, kids that are dealing with a…

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Smorgasbord: Brotherhoods and Blockchains | manderson

Building a brotherhood to keep young men on track to graduation in a South Bronx High School

Educator Ingrid Chung is doing powerful work with her boys at the Urban Assembly School of Applied Math and Science in the Bronx. This is the type of thing that needs to be replicated and scaled.
A United Brotherhood of Young Black Men in South Bronx, The Home Room on Medium
The challenge to integrating schools: people don’t want to give stuff up

“There’s a serious problem in white liberalism in New York City,” said Emmaia Gelman, a white parent in District 3 who has advocated for integration…

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Smorgasbord: Books and Expanding Minds | manderson

Education for the incarcerated

“Incarceration is supposed to be about rehabilitating those who may have lost their way in the past,” Mr. Cuomo said. “And it’s time that we get back to embracing that principle as a society.”
Cuomo to Give Colleges $7 Million for Courses in Prisons, NY Times
How to get affluent white families to send their kids to local public schools

Market the schools to realtors.
This School District Asked Real-Estate Agents To Help Rekindle Its Reputation, NPR
Aren’t we all Americans?

‘Rethink who is the curriculum, who is the teaching, centered on?’ Souto-Manning…

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