Category Archives: Education

Why Life in High School Is More Absurd Than Ever

This piece was originally posted on the blog Fire on the Mountain.  New York City high schools have been crazy for the 22 years of my employment as a school social worker. But recently, the convergence of No Child Left … Continue reading

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Nine Years after Proposition 227: What Can We Do To Save Bilingual Education?

I am a frustrated bilingual education teacher who is exhausted from the waves of assaults on bilingual education. Good educational theory and practices are officially and routinely undermined, while my school district chips away at the bilingual program, shaving it … Continue reading

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Bilingual Education, Politics and Race

A presentation to the Bilingual Forum sponsored by the Bilingual Education Committee of the United Teachers Los Angeles on September 16, 2006 The controversy around bilingual education is fundamentally a conflict about language, about democracy, and about social justice. It … Continue reading

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