Posts Tagged: public schools

Swinging Modern Sounds #85: The Introduction of the Pitch

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It seems like it’s the point of this piece to draw attention to the fact that these instruments are wounded; it shouldn’t be something that tries to hide it.

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America Again

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I felt urgently that it was the moment to tell the story of what I’ve learned about American music—or maybe about being an American.

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The Rumpus Interview with John Reed

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John Reed discusses Snowball’s Chance, his parody of Animal Farm, and the lawsuits, debates, and discoveries that followed the book’s publication.

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Occupy Banned Books

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In response to Arizona’s decision to ban ethnic studies and expunge associated texts from school shelves, the Occupy Wall Street Library is planning to flood Tucson with copies of the blacklisted books. “Acting in solidarity with OccupyTucson and the students, parents, and teachers of the Tucson Unified School District we are going to send copies […]

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Grading Teachers

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Mother Jones published an article about the latest battle on the education front—evaluating teachers, which is re-raising issues about what public school model works best. The implementation of the new evaluation methods involves both “internal measurements” (where teachers are measured by other experienced teachers and principals) and “external measures” (performance-based measures like test scores). Find […]

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