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Why I Won’t Miss Al Franken

By Mark Naison When it came to education policy, Al Franken exemplified everything wrong with the Democratic Party. A tireless advocate for charter schools, Teach for America, and test-based evaluation of schools/teacher...
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The Nasty Truths of Being Black in College

By Justus Dashield “Don’t worry high school is almost over, college will be so much better.” These words got me through high school. I could not wait until I graduated high school and went to college: freedom and accepta...
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The BK NATION Interview with Poet Clint Smith

By Risa Dixon Clint Smith is a refreshing young soul who wants to share his experiences growing up as a Black man in America, and educate others on the fact that being Black is multi-dimensional.  His writing has been pu...
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an event to highlight "My Brother's Keeper," an initiative to expand opportunity for young men and boys of color, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 27, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Endangered Species, the Black Male Educator

By Stephen Jackson I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. — Ralph Ellison Over the past seven years, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) stood at the epicenter of education refor...