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The Rhetoric of Choice: Segregation, Desegregation, and Charter Schools  ☆

Writing in the Fall 2011 issue of Dissent Magazine, History and Education Assistant Professor Ansley Erickson argues that a common thread links the current rhetoric of "school choice" and opposition to court-ordered busing for desegregation 40 years ago.

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The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for ‘Superman’ and One Teacher’s Two Cents  ☆

Last fall, Waiting For ‘Superman,’ a documentary about the charter school movement in the US, hit theaters nationwide. It brought with it a tidal wave of media attention, shining a spotlight on the charter vs. public school debate. As a public school teacher, the film of course grabbed my attention. Its main tenets are that …

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TC Alumnus John B. King Jr. Named New York Education Commissioner  ☆

May 16, 2011. Social Studies alumnus John B. King Jr. was named New York's next education commissioner, with a unanimous vote of the Board of Regents. At 36, Dr. King will be among the nation’s youngest educational leaders and is the state’s first African-American and first Puerto Rican education commissioner.

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