some of our friends that share this vision for a different kind of education…
A.R.E. (association for raza educators) this group is doing amazing things with their students in los angeles. comprised of a small group of highly motivated and dedicated educators, this group is committed to the struggle against educational inequity and the conditions that permit its existence in our inner city schools…
this group is dedicated to resisting unfair recruiting tactics that prey on inner city school students fears of paying for college and the likes..
what we are missing in the classroom. whatever happened to education of the spirit? rites of passage? my boys (men in training) have begun to answer that. with the help of two extremely dedicated men, young males in this program have lives positively affected forever.
The 14 Worst Corporate Evildoers: “On issues like war crimes, torture, toxic dumping and stifling freedom of speech, corporations like Coca Cola, Chevron and Philip Morris are way out ahead of the rest.”
Good News for us History teachers
New History-Social Science Instructional Materials: “O’Connell Announces Adoption of New History-Social Science Instructional Materials for Grades K-8.”
(Via CA Dept of Education – What’s new.)
This website was once dedicated to the betterment of education through discourse between “progressive” educators. Then I realized it was not a website at all but a blog. I also realized that it is not solely for the use of progressive educators but it should be an open forum of discussion for anyone interested in education.
So not only did I market the wrong way… I also marketed the wrong thing! Unintentionally of course I have come to realize that this blog serves only one purpose, discussion. Whether internal or shared, the theme centers around educational change.
Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Everyone who realizes they have a stake in this should enter into a discussion somewhere sometime. Or in the words of the great poet Rumi:
Human beings are discourse. That flowing moves through you whether you say anything or not. Everything that happens is filled with pleasure and warmth because of the delight of the discourse thatâ€™s always going on.