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    Defend-Ed Action Map

    Did you know that real stuff happens all the time in the fight against corporatized/bureaucratized education refom? Not the kind of stuff where someone posts a polemic rant on the web, as well-intentioned as that might be.

    The Time is Now

    Predatory education reformers view children as widgets to be improved, standardized, and certified. If every brain is different, can children be expected to all achieve the same benchmarks, at the same time?

    25 Rules of Disinformation

    Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Regardless of what you know, don’t discuss it — If it’s not reported, it didn’t happen.

    Kids For Cash

    For-profit juvenile jails, corrupt judges, zero-tolerance public school policies; they’re all part of the school-to-prison pipeline. A new film documents one judge who was sentenced to 28 years in prison for selling our children to a private jail.

    The Role of Poverty in School Success

    U.S. policy initiatives to improve the U.S. education system are misguided because they deny evidence documenting that students from disadvantaged households perform less well in school than those from more advantaged families.

    What Happened to Dump Duncan?

    DumpDuncan.org was a website that ran from 2011-2014. It was created as a project of the Dump Duncan group on Facebook. DumpDuncan.org was reformed as Defend-Ed.org in January, 2014. Read why.

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    • With Eyes Wide Open and a Broken Heart

      To let go of the desire to cure or rescue, to sit with the pain that compels us to reach for quick reforms would be to begin to act ethically.

    • The Role of Poverty in School Success

      U.S. policy initiatives to improve the U.S. education system are misguided because they deny evidence documenting that students from disadvantaged households perform less well in school than those from more advantaged families.