January 12, 2018

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TED Talk: Laila Fakhoury on Restorative Justice in School

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Grantee Spotlight

Want Some Good News? 10 Inspiring Victories by Grantee Partners in 2017

In many ways 2017 seemed like a never-ending stream of bad news and attacks on public education. However, advocates kept up the good fight and the movement for education justice saw growth and increased capacity. Thanks to our grantee partners and allies working tirelessly in communities across the country, we’d like to share some good news! In no particular order, here are the top 10 policy wins our grantee partners helped secure. These victories give us hope for 2018 and reinforce the idea that positive change in public education starts at the grassroots.
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News and Resources from the OTL Network

Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting

A Louisiana teacher questioned whether the superintendent should receive a raise. Then, she was ushered out of a school board meeting and handcuffed. The dramatic arrest on Monday — which was caught on video — has drawn outrage in the U.S. and beyond.
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Voucher Schools Championed By Betsy DeVos Can Teach Whatever They Want. Turns Out They Teach Lies.

Several months ago, the Huffington Post set out to create a database of every private school in the country that receives taxpayer funding. They also tracked the religious affiliation of each school and looked at how many taught from these evangelical Christian textbooks. What they found was disturbing.
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Why America’s School Funding Crisis Is A Race And Gender Justice Issue

In a nation that can afford to give businesses a $2.6 trillion tax cut and spend at least $4 trillion on endless wars in the Middle East, we can’t seem to be able to guarantee students that their classrooms will be heated nor promise teachers that they can depend on decent wages and reasonable working conditions.
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New Mexico's Education Chief Blasted for Linking Charter Schools with 'Manifest Destiny'

New Mexico’s education chief is being blasted for linking the growth of charter schools to the controversial 19th century belief of American expansion known as Manifest Destiny. Even after he apologized to American Indian leaders, criticism of his remarks has persisted.
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Florida's Education 'Reforms' Are a Warning Sign—Not a Model—for the Nation

If you were to ask Governor Scott about education spending in the state, he would likely cite a half billion dollar increase in K-12 spending in 2016. But he would likely not mention the one billion dollars he cut in his first years in office.
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