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Education officials and charter school backers on Monday lashed out at teachers unions and the Legislature after New York failed to get $700 million in federal Race to the Top money. Tennessee and Delaware scored a combined $600 million of the competitive $4.3 billion pot of education money to help turn around failing schools and [...]
Newsweek probes the failures of education reform over the last decade.
Extreme Poverty and AIDS Bill Hybels interview with Bono, featuring testimonies from pastors throughout Willow Creek Leadership Summit 2009 (My notes below were taken real time via Twitter. Read them from the bottom up.) # Hybels: we need compassion AND justice to end stupid, extreme poverty in this generation. #tls094:54 PM Aug 7th from twidroid [...]
The politics of New York City’s public education system stepped into sharp focus again this week, with petty partisanship ruling the day. The New York State Senate persisted in its recent foolishness by refusing to vote on renewing Mayoral Control of the NYC’s public schools, allowing the law granting mayoral control to simply lapse. Mayor [...]
Tomorrow, my friend Joel R. Rivera confronts underdog status as the community candidate rather than “the machine candidate” in a special election for the New York State Assembly’s 77th Assembly seat. If you live in the South Bronx neighborhoods of Morris Heights, Highbridge, and Morrisania, be sure to vote. Call 866-VOTE-NYC for polling locations. Here [...]
I confess a fondness for Sojourners. Several friends are on its board. Others contribute regularly to its blog and other publications. Their call to economic justice is righteous. So I followed with great interest the Twitter chatter from Sojourners’ recent “Mobilization to End Poverty” event in Washington, DC, and even re-tweeted choice morsels throughout. I [...]
A certifiable genius contends for capitalism as the “only cases in which the masses have escaped from grinding poverty. … The record of history is absolutely crystal clear… there is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are [...]
- Classes begin next week. Limited seats remain. The Latino Leadership Circle in partnership with Street 2 Street and American Bible Society offers ACTS to equip youth leaders, ministers, and volunteers through cutting edge training for those involved on the frontlines of Urban Ministry. Sessions will be conducted by professionally trained and experienced ministers, social [...]
About the only thing more unseemly than grandstanding politicians are entitled corporate executives. Get both groups in the same room for a blame-shifting session rather than a fundraising or lobbying powwow, and fireworks ensue.
In light of the controversy sparked by my friend Eden Martinez’ video interpretation of Michael Gungor’s song “White Man,” I’m reposting an article I wrote five years ago during Black History Month. While I agree with the critics that tremendous strides have been made in American race relations (that feels ridiculously trite to type given [...]« Previous Entries