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Dr. Patricia Hill Collins on Race, the Media, Schools, and Democratic Possibilities

The May 2009 talk by Professor Patricia Hill Collins on Another Kind of Public Education: Race, the Media, Schools and Democratic Possibilities can now be viewed online on CSPAN’s BookTV. The talk was held at Busboys and Poets (where Teaching for Change operates the bookstore) with an introduction by Teaching for Change Special Consultant Renee Poussaint. Another …

Children as Guinea Pigs

By Deborah Menkart School officials in Washington, D.C., have begun an experiment on low-income children, most of whom are African American and Latino. The D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, championed by both candidates during the presidential debates, has invited Harvard University economist Roland Fryer — described in the Washington Post as “a 30-year-old …