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Catone, Keith C. – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
Following the election of Donald Trump, the author, his wife, and colleagues from the Annenberg Institute for Social Reform (AISR) experienced different forms of apprehension: "anxious" apprehension, which can also be a moment of activist birth that sets the stage for a new level of consciousness to be awakened; "critical"…
Descriptors: Activism, Public Opinion, Educational Attitudes, Elections
Darling-Hammond, Linda – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The author believe it is clear that Trump has only really one stated goal--to expand choice through charters and vouchers, with a frame around privatization--and that we can look to his own experiences with Trump University's for-profit approach to providing education for some clues. We can anticipate that the framing for the proposals will…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Political Power, Politics of Education
Vilson, José Luis – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
What the election result highlighted for the author is that we definitely need to create broader senses of coalition among many different peoples, whether they be Native American people at Standing Rock, or the Black Lives Matter Movement or our Dreamers--anyone who has been disenfranchised. These are the folks who we need to start building…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Elections, Political Campaigns, Political Candidates
McGuire, Kent – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
In this article, the author highlights the post-election priorities of the Southern Education Foundation (SEF). Leadership is a big priority and the SEF is working with a different notion of leadership that has more to do with collective--as opposed to individual--actions, systemic change, and more focus on the issue of care and empathy.…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Leadership Training, Elections, Racial Relations
Jewell-Sherman, Deborah – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The author has never been frightened by the possibility of a candidate winning, as she was at the possibility of Trump becoming president. And now that he is president-elect, she has grave concerns about this nation's children and our future. In this article, she states her belief that it is time to mobilize in significant ways at all…
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Presidents, Educational Trends, Teacher Leadership
Easton, Billy – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, represents a dramatic shift from his predecessor Michael Bloomberg in the area of education. Bloomberg was a national trendsetter on market reforms focused on privatization, testing, and competition. De Blasio was elected on an agenda of classroom investments, student supports, parent and community…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Metropolitan Areas, Strategic Planning
Vinocur, Julian – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
For nearly a decade, New York City education groups organizing to improve education under Bloomberg could regularly be found protesting on the steps of City Hall. Before the 2013 mayoral race, a typical education protest would--at its best--earn media coverage from a couple of outlets. The fact that parents, students, and teachers rally for more…
Descriptors: Debate, Mass Media Use, Educational Policy, Educational Change
Noguera, Pedro – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
In this first 2014 issue of "Voices in Urban Education," Oona Chatterjee, the Annenberg Institute's associate director for New York City organizing, interviews Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, a noted researcher and national commentator on topics such as urban school reform, conditions that…
Descriptors: Elections, City Government, Metropolitan Areas, Educational Policy
Fernández, María C.; Williams, Ocynthia – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
For over a decade, students and parents in New York City have organized in coalitions across boroughs to fight for an equitable, just school system for all public school students. In a time when the Department of Education (DOE) centralized all power in the hands of one mayor and one schools chancellor, the Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) and the…
Descriptors: Activism, Parent Participation, Local Government, Student Participation