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Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 5: Time to Keep the American Promise
We believe the country and its citizens are better than that and the appropriate solution is to do all we can to help these poor kids in crisis by embracing DOE's regulation. In our opinion, that should only be the starting point, however.
Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 3: The Grit-Builders - Communities, Schools and Families
This is the third in a series of five blogs that we will post on grit and what it means for poor kids.
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Families With Kids Are The Reason Neighborhood Segregation Is Getting Worse
Families with children and the schools they choose could be one of the factors driving inequality.
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Poor Kids In Chicago Have More Options For Where To Go To School, But That's Not Necessarily Good
"Not having to participate in this complicated system is really a privilege."
Hungry for Equitable and Quality Schools
Latino Policy Forum Education Director
Known as the "Dyett 12," hunger strikers are sacrificing meals and endangering their bodies to call attention to the neglect and disinvestment of neighborhood schools with a particular focus on Walter H. Dyett High School.
Neighborhoods: Stepping Stones or Millstones for Kids
In 1969, Elvis Presley had a hit song titled "In the Ghetto." The song tells the heartbreaking story of a child born to grow-up, live and die a violent death trapped in a neighborhood and a cycle of poverty from which he couldn't escape.
Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education
President, American Federation of Teachers
The promise of a great public education for all children is under pressure not only from out-of-touch legislators, but from economic and societal factors outside school that make it much more difficult to achieve success within the classroom.
Three Reasons San Francisco Public Schools May Not Be for You
I hold no ill will towards those who have made the choice NOT to participate directly in the public school system, but my wife and I have chosen to raise our three daughters here in the city and are committed to public education.
We Need Prop H, And a Mayor Who Supports It
Disability rights advocate; former SF Supervisor
Passing Prop H means schools will be better connected to their communities, children will spend less time in transit, and more families will be able to stay in San Francisco when their children reach school age.
Fighting Resegregation: Elizabeth Redenbaugh Receives Award For Opposing Neighborhood Schools
Teacher, wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend
"Neighborhood school" proponents have begun to dominate school board agendas across the state, and the state is now poised to create high poverty schools in high poverty areas.
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The Uncomfortable Truth About Charter Schools
, Guest Writer
Although charter schools are unencumbered by the district rules and red-tape that often restricts their public counterparts, the sad truth is that at least some charters squander their advantage.
Rahm's Lie About Charters -- And Why It Matters
Newstips, Community Media Workshop
Not only are no charters among Chicago's top-ranked high schools; not one charter is among the twelve Chicago high schools with 50 percent or more of students meeting standards.
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