Charter Schools: Revolutionary or Racist?
America / Education / Politics / U.S. Domestic Policy

Charter Schools: Revolutionary or Racist?

The educational landscape of New Orleans, my hometown, has changed rapidly since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city almost nine years ago. The Recovery School District (RSD), by far the city’s largest school district, closed its last five traditional public schools in May to become the nation’s first all-charter school system. During the 2013-14 school year, 92% of New Orleans … Continue reading

College rating ≠ Blender rating
Education / Politics

College rating ≠ Blender rating

Designed to hold institutions of higher education accountable for their affordability and to assist students with their college selection process, President Obama’s college rating system remains highly controversial since its announcement last year. Discussions, especially criticisms, heated up recently as an education officer claimed that rating colleges is as easy as “rating a blender”. Well, … Continue reading

The Common Core Mystique
America / Education / Politics / U.S. Domestic Policy

The Common Core Mystique

Critics from both ends of the spectrum have attacked the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for a number of reasons. “They are a ploy for the federal government to spread its agenda, pollute the minds of children, and diminish teachers’ role in educating!” “They eliminate teacher autonomy and creativity in the classroom!” “They give corporate … Continue reading

Common Core Doesn’t Make Common Sense
Constitution / Education / U.S. Domestic Policy

Common Core Doesn’t Make Common Sense

Every student in American schools is taught that the Constitution is the law of the land. So, why doesn’t the federal government understand this? The Department of Education has been working to institute a national common core on what is taught in schools around the country. This national common core usurps a state’s right to … Continue reading