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Teacher Certification SNAFU: Judge Rules NYS Exams are Racially Biased

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Alan Singer Social studies educator, Hofstra University, SNAFU: An acronym dating from World War II. Situation Normal, All F*cked Up. I have been a teacher and teacher educator for over forty years. One of the things I learned is that some people should not be teachers. They may lack empathy for young people, be impatient, have trouble connecting with other people, have too many biases of their own, be unwilling to put in the hard work to master the craft, or have their own emotional problems or academic issues. I…read more

Organized Crime on Wall Street

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Why Stringer Bell should have been a Wall Street CEO https://medium.com/ · by James Kwak One of the central dramas of the early seasons of The Wire is the cat-and-mouse game between Avon Barksdale’s drug operation and the detectives of the Major Crimes Unit. The drug dealers started off using pagers and pay phones. When the police tapped the pagers and the phones, Barksdale’s people switched to “burner” cell phones that they threw away before the police could tap them. By Season 4, Proposition Joe advised Marlo Stanfield not to use phones at all….read more

Baltimore rage is shocking? Get real.

Posted by in Commentary, Rights, Violence

LZ Granderson is a CNN contributor, a senior writer for ESPN and a lecturer at Northwestern University. He is a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, and his commentary has been recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Follow him on Twitter @locs_n_laughs. The opinions expressed in this commentary, which is adapted from an earlier article, are solely those of the author. (CNN) Jacob Lawrence’s groundbreaking work, “The Migration of the Negro,”…read more

Statistics Show Exactly How Many Times Trans People Have Attacked You in Bathrooms

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mic.com · by Marcie Bianco · April 2, 2015 Surprise: There are zero reported cases of this happening. Several states, including Arizona, Florida, Texas and Kentucky, are considering enacting so-called “bathroom bills,” which restrict transgender people from using the bathroom in line with their gender identity, and are framed as “protective” measures against “sexual predators.” But these bills are not protective. They’re vehicles for instilling fear of trans and gender-nonconforming people. For example, Florida State Representative Frank Artiles (R), who sponsored the Single Sex Public Facilities bill (HB 583), did not provide any evidence that a trans person has ever…read more