Getting Stuck on Self-Care: Why Community Care is Important for Educators

“Social security and public education are based on an extremely dangerous principle, namely that you care about other people.” Noam Chomsky “The author and intellectual Cornel West has said that ‘justice is what love looks like in public.’ I often think that neoliberalism is what lovelessness looks like as policy.” Naomi Klein Finding ways to save … Continue reading Getting Stuck on Self-Care: Why Community Care is Important for Educators

Grades, Equity, and the Grammar of School

After observing the “shattering effect [of grades] on the ‘bottom' group” of students, Merla Sparks got permission from her principal to trial a gradeless system with five classes of students who were grouped at the ‘bottom’ of her school. Sparks quickly found that “Imaginative ideas spilled out all over the paper when the student knew … Continue reading Grades, Equity, and the Grammar of School