HB2281 and the Arizona Politics of Fear

HB2281 and the Arizona Politics of Fear

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power. –John Steinbeck What seems like a staunchly anti-Mexican, anti-immigrant saturated Arizona agenda has now irrevocably seeped into the state’s education system, risking the success of its many Mexican students. The Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) was denied reinstatement…

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High School Civil Rights Trip

High School Civil Rights Trip

Our friends at the FasTrac program are spending their Spring Break on a trip that them from Iowa City, IA to Memphis, TN, Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery, AL, and Atlanta, GA. They started a blog so they can share their experiences as they progress through their Civil Rights Tour. It’s…

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Power Struggle

Power Struggle

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” -Mark Twain   I recently went to Ecuador…

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Attendance as a Reform Agenda

Attendance as a Reform Agenda

In the recent State of the Union address, President Obama challenged states to address the required age of school attendance. The President stated, “… when students don’t walk away from their education, more of them walk the stage to get their diploma.  When students are not allowed to drop out,…

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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