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Rann Miller

Rann Miller

Rann Miller directs the 21st Century Community Learning Center, a federally funded after-school program located in southern New Jersey. He spent 6 years teaching in charter schools in Camden, New Jersey. He is the creator, writer and editor of the Official Urban Education Mixtape Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @UrbanEdDJ.

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Neon Tommy

“If the charter schools don’t want to be diverse, they don’t have to be.” Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Phil Roeder

When studies like these are released, without mentioning the unevenness of the results, especially for children of color, it prompts me to question the authors’ intentions. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Being told to “go back” reveals the desire of white America to bleach away the blood stains of its original sin: slavery. And there's been a long line of efforts to do that. Read more

Dispatches

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White House photo by Pete Souza

“Those of us actually working in education tried and tried and tried and tried and tried to tell you.” Read more

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Black families in the city have been sold “safer schools,” but must that come at the high price of over-suspension of their children? Read more

Public School Shakedown

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April Saul

Publicly funded charter schools were presented with the unique opportunity to shape their schools as reflective of their student populations. They have not done that. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Pete Souza, White House

The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to “prior problem behavior.” Read more

Public School Shakedown

It’s Black Lives Matter at School Week, but black children in continue to suffer because America isn’t ready to confront its anti-blackness. Read more

Dispatches

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Ryan Johnson

The Trump Administration’s “safety” recommendations would make schools less safe for black students. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Voting for the lesser of two evils isn’t always enough to get people out to the polls, but maybe voting to reverse a trend sending us toward some version of an American apartheid is. Read more

Dispatches

Racism in the classroom leaves white students racially illiterate. Read more

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Snehalkanodia

When schools fail to challenge Eurocentric curricula and pedagogy, they alienate teachers of color. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Keith Allison

Should it take a sports hero to keep at-risk schools open? Read more

Public School Shakedown

Literacy has been, and continues to be, a critical component of African-American liberation. Read more

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Roemel

To say that a durag sets up a black man for failure is ignorant, at best. Read more

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Daehan

It is important that students learn of a world prior to European’s attempt to rule over it. Read more

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Pete Souza (white house archives)

Obama-era policies forced schools to deal with racism in their disciplinary practices. Now the Team Trump wants to scrap those measures. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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What would it mean for black students to sit in a classroom knowing their teacher was armed? Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

Fostering pride in one’s own achievement is worthwhile, but pursuing it in isolation of the gospel of the black freedom struggle is like building on quicksand. Read more

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Happiness47

Garden State lawmakers wanted to make it easier for privately-run schools to take over school buildings built or renovated with public dollars—and that sets a dangerous precedent. Read more

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