Category Archives: Education

Open Thread | So, The President Laid Out His Vision For The Country

And, I loved the speech.🤗   President Biden understands this history even if the media doesn't. "Madam Vice President…" pic.twitter.com/esmP2cT2fg — Tommy moderna-vaX-Topher (@tommyxtopher) April 29, 2021 I’m so damn proud of @POTUS @JoeBiden !!! For too long we needed … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Domestic Terrorism, Dr. Jill Biden, Economics, Economy, Education, Employment News, Gun control, Immigration, Immigration Reform, Income Inequality, Infrastructure, injustice, Institutional Racism, Justice, Open Thread, Police Reform, Politics, President Joe Biden, Vice-President Kamala D. Harris | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Open Thread | So…They Had a Hearing About the New Jim Crow..

And the GQP decided to try and question Stacey Abrams about it. As well as others. It did not go well.   Republican Senator John Cornyn: So you believe that the GA legislature made deliberate attempts to suppress the minority … Continue reading

Posted in Black Voter Suppression, Black Voters, Education, Elections, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Open Thread, Politics, Voter Suppression, voters, Voting Rights | Tagged , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Open Thread | As They Push to Re-Open Schools…..

Let’s take a look at a study about COVID and transmission in schools.   @Epi_D_Nique and I collaborated to provide a user-friendly review of the CDC’s study on #Covid_19 spread in elementary #schools in one Georgia district. This study is … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Political Food For Thought

Came across this Twitter thread and thought they made good points.   Presidential candidates in 2024. Yes, I am doing this. You know when Sanders lost the election. Nov, 11, 2016. Sanders slammed " civil rights" as identity politics foreclosing … Continue reading

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Julian Castro’s Education Policy

Presidential candidate Julián Castro unveiled an estimated $1.5 trillion education plan Monday that starts with what he’s most known for — early learning — but follows with detailed ideas for updating the nation’s public education system and making it more … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread |Students LITERALLY Selling Themselves??

Reading this…it got me in my feelings. There’s something fundamentally wrong to me with this. College Grads Sell Stakes in Themselves to Wall Street Instead of taking out loans, students can agree to hand over part of their future earnings … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Education, Open Thread, Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 106 Comments

Thursday Open Thread | The Administration Continues to Attack Education

This Administration is nothing but a cesspool of corruption, and anything that has been done to protect the consumer, they are trying to get rid of it. Trump proposal to cap student loans would deepen inequality in higher ed No … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread

Hope all you mid-westerners are keeping warm and safe from the artic blast. Did some video searching yesterday, while home from work. Dig in if you dare! And I’ll leave you with this classic interview.

Posted in activism, African Americans, Black History, Black Lives Matter, Education, Freedom, Media, Open Thread, Politics, Racial Oppression, Racism | Tagged , , , | 84 Comments

President Barack Obama Speaks at the University of Illinois |Mid-term Elections

Today I’m at the University of Illinois to deliver a simple message to young people all over the country: You need to vote, because our democracy depends on it. I hope you'll tune in at 11am CT: https://t.co/34WjNaVAcU — Barack … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Black Voter Suppression, Education, Politics, President Obama, Voter Suppression, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act | Tagged , , , , , | 56 Comments

Saturday Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends. Always trying to bring good news on the weekend. Navajo robotics team heads to international competition SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A team of Navajo high … Continue reading

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