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Bill Gates’ Pipelines to Hell: Reflections on the 2012 Education Policy Throwdown

Originally posted on Creativity Not Control:
On March 1, 2012, uplifted by the spirit of Occupy, a group of us picked a fight with the largest private foundation on the planet.    Two years later, we are now facing the…

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A plain little thing

“Your Majesty, please… I don’t like to complain, But down here below, we are feeling great pain. I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, But down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.” -Dr. Seuss … Continue reading

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They walk the line

“You’ve got a way to keep me on your side You give me cause for love that I can’t hide For you I know I’d even try to turn the tide Because you’re mine, I walk the line” by Johnny … Continue reading

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A captive audience

As I considered the focus of this discourse on education, I found myself discarding more ideas than I retained. Should I write about how Lewis F. Powell, Jr., a Supreme Court Justice and former tobacco lobbyist, wrote a confidential memorandum in 1971 … Continue reading

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Caught in the hustle

“And who’d think in elementary? I’d see the penitentiary,  I wish I could take the pain away if you can make it through the night there’s a brighter day.” by Tupac Shakur When I was a kid, maybe eleven or … Continue reading

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Let my people read

“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” by Frederick Douglass When I was young my mind was filled with probing, lofty questions such as “When was the moment that Han Solo knew that Chewy was the one?” and “Just … Continue reading

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