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Disproportionality: Obama Demands Race-Based School Discipline

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Obama Demands Race-Based School DisciplineAmerican ThinkerPresident Barack Obama recently signed an executive order hiring race-sensitive bureaucrats to hold meetings and mandate racial discipline quotas.
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Are we teaching racism, sexism and Discrimination? Read this from the HuffPost

Are we teaching racism, sexism and Discrimination?  Read this from the HuffPost | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
We Teach Racism, Sexism and Discrimination in SchoolsHuffington PostIt seems that every year another educational prophet or academic messiah comes along with the solution to all of our education and public school woes that we are supposedly facing...
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Jessica Koporetz's curator insight, May 13, 2014 3:40 PM

A well written article that must be read by all those who are thinking about going into education! So many teachers always look into “how’ they are teaching. Many teachers fail to look into what they are teaching and to whom. The author made an amazing revelation that he like so many others:  “ teach white history to black kids. In addition, along with teaching racism, I teach sexism and discrimination. I do not mean for one second that I personally indoctrinate students with such vicious and hateful values, but the text book that I use (and that nearly every public school in every state uses) indirectly leads teachers into teaching students to be racist, sexist and discriminatory to their peers and other people...”(Ferroni).  Can we take a moment to pause and digest this statement…..WOW.  It is no wonder why so many minorities fail to find a solid identity or self-worth in many history classes and why so many of the majorities cut down these groups. Many white men say that black history or latino heritage month month or even classes that only focus on minority history should be adequate. But, they fail to see the larger picture. These history classes are belittling all of the other groups that helped shape and create the identity that so many countries have.   

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Autism Activist Temple Grandin Sounds Off on Special Education

Autism Activist Temple Grandin Sounds Off on Special Education | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it
"An emphasis on deficits should not get to the point where building the area of strength gets neglected," the author writes in an opinion piece on TakePart.com.
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Disproportionality in Special Education..Tips, Factors and Professional Development

http://www.virtuosoed.com/disproportionality.html http://www.virtuosoed.com/ourprofessionaldevelopmentservices.html The disproportionate representation of mi...
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The Dropout Nation Podcast: What We Need To Do To Continue Transforming Education

Dropout Nation: Coverage of the Reform of American Public Education Edited by RiShawn Biddle. Magazine dedicated to solving the nation\'s education and high school dropout crisis, and improving education for all children.
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Photo Story of Classrooms Around The World

Photo Story of Classrooms Around The World | Rethinking Public Education | Scoop.it

A revealing lens on a system-phenomenon both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of diversity.  See any inequities?  Differences?  Lovely photo story. 

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