Black men in Newark are getting literature and drama classes in prison. What are black boys in Newark getting in school?
Let's ask our new Senator and our Governor who thinks he is presidential material if they know.
Here is some educational information for New Jersey's elected representatives and their corporate privatizers and scam artists in New Jersey. Since they are in the process of ruining and privatizing one of the best public school systems in the nation with Common Core's gravy train being pulled by Pearson, PARCC and Achieve, some of us are wondering when you are going to pull the curtain on this wizard.
Testing and punishing teachers and students, labeling children, their teachers and their schools failures is not an education policy. Try funneling some of that slimy, corporate dough into music programs and teachers, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and teachers. These huge corporations can survive a few billion dollars of cuts in their bottom line.
Thanks to amazing, brave journalists, writers and educators, the charade is coming to an end.
The Play's the Thing, Chris Hedges, Truthdig and Common Dreams.