Now Is the Time to Be Vigilant, Observant and Active

There is a lot of writing, reporting and protests in journals (Truthout, Mother Jones, The Nation), by bloggers, and by brave activists in cities across the country mad as hell about the outcome on Tuesday. Cathy O’Neil, a mathematician and blogger at Mathbabe, wrote a powerful post entitled “It’s time to smell the Shit.” She […]

How Could We?

How Could We? Like many of you I’ve spent the day after mourning for our country and the people who have been abused and threatened by the man who was elected over one of the bravest women that we could have had for our President. How could we? How could we elect the bully? How could […]

The Georgia Opportunity School District Slips Away from the Hands of Privatizers

The Georgia Opportunity School District Slips Away from the Hands of Privatizers.  This is a great victory of teachers and their students, and the integrity of local control of the education of youth. There were no professional educational organizations that were part of Nathan Deal’s plan to take “chronically failing” schools out of the able […]

Let’s Vote the Opportunity School District Down: Vote No on Amendment 1, Georgia Ballot

Let’s Vote the Opportunity School District Down: Vote No on Amendment 1, Georgia Ballot For the past six months, we’ve documented why the Opportunity School District is a bad deal for Georgia schools.  Deal says that the OSD will enable parents and teachers to fix Georgia’s failing schools.  This is such a very big untruth. […]

Poverty, Learning and Nathan Deal’s Georgia Opportunity School District Assumes…

Poverty, Learning and Nathan Deal’s Georgia Opportunity School District Assumes… Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s Georgia Opportunity School District (OSD) assumes that replacing public schools with charter schools will improve the test performance of students in “chronically failing” schools.  Georgia governor Deal’s OSD is a copy of the New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD). However, research presented […]