educational equity

Diane Ravitch, educational historian and activist, joins the Klonsky Brothers on Hitting Left and Mario Smith - host of Lumpen Radio's News From the Service Entrance for an hour talk[...]

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Diane Ravitch has been called a hero in her dedication to preserving public school education. In this episode of The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan, Diane Ravitch joins Mitchell to[...]

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Performance-based funding, which ties a portion of a college’s state support to outcomes like graduation rates and degree production, remains one of the most widely used accountability drivers in higher[...]

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From new property taxes to a so-called "soda tax," U.S. cities have found creative ways to fund and grow free, high quality preschool programs. Now families - and researchers -[...]

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David Berliner, Regents’ Professor Emeritus at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, opines about income inequality and the problems it causes in education.

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Golden, Daniel. The Price of Admission: How American's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges--and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates. (New York: Crown Publishers, 2006). The Price of[...]

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Hacker, Andrew & Dreifus, Claudia. Higher Education? How Colleges are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids--And What We Can Do about It.  New York: Times Books, 2010. Higher Education?[...]

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Jack, Anthony Abraham. The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019. The Privileged Poor Anthony Jack begins by acknowledging that elite universities[...]

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Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be an Antiracist. (New York: One World, 2019). How to Be an Antiracist In this thought-provoking book, Kendi holds a mirror up to racism, seeing[...]

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Labaree, David F. A Perfect Mess: The Unlikely Ascendancy of American Higher Education. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2017). A Perfect Mess This book gives an extremely useful (and[...]

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I am currently reading Diane Ravitch's book Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools. I was wondering if anyone else is reading[...]

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Tough, Paul. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Boston: Houghton, Miffline, Harcourt, 2012. How Children Succeed What makes the difference between students who succeed and[...]

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Tough, Paul. Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. Helping Children Succeed In this follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, How Children Succeed, journalist[...]

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Tough, Paul. The Years that Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019 The Years that Matter Most In this book, Paul Tough turns[...]

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