Closed for Learning: The Impact of School Closures on Students and Communities

In a 2015 Congressional Briefing, Keron Blair, director of the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools, contrasted reform approaches to schools and banks. “Whereas banks are considered too big to fail and thus are bailed out, public schools are closed instead of receiving additional assistance.” Blair added “that our methods of privatizing public schools are rooted in the […]

Call To Action: Attend the Our Denver Our Schools March 7th Meeting

Our Denver Our Schools

Join Our Denver Our Schools March 7th at 6:30 at Colorado Education Association (CEA) offices (Colfax & Grant). We are connecting with individuals and community organizations who value education and equality, and mobilizing to make the Denver School Board rescind their vote to close Gilpin Montessori and abdicate the policy of school closures. The economic approach […]

The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice/Denver Looks For Balanced Approach To School Choice

NPR looked at school choice as it works, or doesn’t, here in Denver. By ERIC WESTERVELT Click links to Read and Listen to the whole stories: The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice February 20, 20175:05 AM ET Heard on  Morning Edition Closing underperforming schools Color codes matter in Denver’s schools. And Gilpin Montessori, a […]

In Education, All Is Politics

John Thompson argues against the scorched earth approach to educational politics, which I think can be applied to both sides. Reformers need to not see the communities they serve as enemies, but we too need to understand relational power. If we build each other up we create more power, rather than needing to compete for […]