Yearly Archives: 2013

SUPE’s Students Resisting Teach for America Campaign

Originally posted on inspirEDucation:
As you may have already heard, my organization, Students United for Public Education, is preparing to launch our first national, student-led campaign: On October 1st, we will be announcing our official launch, but before then, we’ve…

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“Why I SUPE” – Andrew Ginden

“Why I SUPE” Education is powerful. Education and schools exist in the realities of our history, culture, and society. Throughout the history of this country, and still today, those in power have tried to suppress, restrict, and control education. Our

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Did You See The School Rating?

The real estate website zillow.com has a commercial out called “Long Distance.” A young family is communicating to each other via skype or facetime because one parent is serving in the military. The couple is looking at different properties, trying

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Roy Hibbert, Meet Bayli Silberstein

Bayli Silberstein is a hero. She fought and won a battle for human rights, a battle for equality. Roy Hibbert is a professional basketball player whose hateful words fit right in with the opposition Bayli is fighting against. Bayli wanted

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Sports, Education, and Gentrification

From Rio to Chicago, poor people of color are under attack as local leaders attempt to gentrify the city. Their lives and communities are being upended and destroyed. Displacement and a huge increase in police enforcement in Brazil, making way

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David Letterman and Teach For America

David Letterman is a legendary figure in comedy and television. He recently received the highest honor an American performer can be given at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. From the Kennedy Center website: In 1992 he

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Law and Order

Last week’s episode of Law & Order: SVU, “Born Psychopath,” was tough to watch and sad to think about. “The SVU detectives race against the clock to stop a clinically psychopathic boy with homicidal tendencies.” Henry is a 10 year

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Racism in Chicago

Last week I was glued to my phone and computer; riveted by the livestream and reading every live tweet from the Chicago school closings protest. The teachers, parents, students, and every human being that participated are heroes. This racist policy

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Nazi Germany and Abortion Rights

*Trigger Warning (rape) Ingelore Herz Honigstein is a survivor. She was born in Germany in 1924. She is Jewish. She is also deaf. In Nazi Germany, either one of those characteristics was grounds for persecution and murder. The HBO Documentary

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