The new Jim Crow and Corporate School Reforms
by Doug Mann. Minneapolis Issues Forum.
The first message is an essay about the emergence of a "color-blind" system of racial discrimination rooted in law and public policy, with the first part describing the resegregation of schools in Minneapolis, MN and the resurrection of the Separate But Equal Doctrine.
The Fight for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Next steps
by Doug Mann. Daily Planet, Community Voices.
The Fight for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Next steps locally
Minneapolis issues Forum. First message by Doug Mann.
Ken Robinson: How to escape education's Death Valley
An excellent commentary, and entertaining. On Youtube, less than 20 minutes
Lois Weiner: The global assault on teachers, teaching, and their unions - stories for resistance
A presentation and discussion about a world-wide project of privatizing public school systems and de-professionalizing the teaching profession in schools for working class children who "don't need" more than an 8th or 9th grade education. At any rate, employers don't want an over-educated workforce. This project was first promoted by the US in the 'third world' during the 1970s, and finally, it was launched in the US and marketed as 'No Child Left Behind' in 2001.
The Coleman Report (edited by U of Wash faculty)
Contributions by Doug Mann to an on-line debate in 2001. Required in-class reading in a sociology course for an urban teacher-training program sponsored by the Seattle Public Schools and University of Washington State in the Spring of 2004.
Moyers and Company - Public Schools for Sale? - interview with Diane Ravitch