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Gary Rubinstein: “I Taught at Houston’s XQ Super School” (A MUST READ!)
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Lawsuit: Whataburger ex-manager said she was told to hire white employees
USA Today • Tallahassee Democrat
Donald Cohen: Why Is Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital Investing in Charter Schools?
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Betsy DeVos Scraps Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines
AlterNet • Matthew Rozsa, Salon
Charter Operators, Feeling Pressured, Seek New Direction at Symposium
The Wall Street Journal • Leslie Brody
Uber is a lifeline for London's ethnic minority workers – did TfL even think about this?
International Business Times • Iqbal Wahhab
Most Muslims trust institutions despite discrimination – report
timesofmalta.com • Sarah Carabott
Human Rights Focus Pakistan condemns brutalities against religious minorities
Sify.com
Statistically speaking, black people in Germany don’t exist
Quartz • Aamna Mohdin
DTI and liquor industry commit to transformed industry agenda
IOL (South Africa) • Staff Reporter
 
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Gary Rubinstein: “I Taught at Houston’s XQ Super School” (A MUST READ!)
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
6 He watched Laurene Powell Jobs’ extravaganza about her efforts to redesign the American high school into XQ Super Schools. The one where she bought time on four networks. The one where celebrities said again and again that high schools have not...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Lawsuit: Whataburger ex-manager said she was told to hire white employees
USA TodayTallahassee Democrat
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A former manager of a Florida Whataburger restaurant alleged she was retaliated against and forced to resign because she would not carry out racially discriminatory hiring practices as directed by higher-ups. Her allegations are contained in a federal lawsuit...
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Bain Capital, Charter Schools
Donald Cohen: Why Is Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital Investing in Charter Schools?
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Donald Cohen, executive director of “In the Public Interest,” an organization that fights privatization of public services, writes about the curious combination of people who poured serious money into the Massachusetts charter school battle last fall. When the Massachusetts Office of Campaign...
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Barack Obama, Colleges & Universities
Betsy DeVos Scraps Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines
AlterNetMatthew Rozsa, Salon
Perhaps it's not surprising that President Donald Trump, who infamously bragged about how he likes to "just start kissing" women and "grab ’em by the pussy," has chosen a Secretary of Education who would weaken Title IX protections for students who are...
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Charter Schools, Education
Charter Operators, Feeling Pressured, Seek New Direction at Symposium
The Wall Street JournalLeslie Brody
Independent charter schools view themselves as scrappy upstarts with good ideas to shake up the U.S. education system one school at a time. But some backers of the model say they have “lost the narrative” to bigger networks who sometimes attract headlines...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Uber is a lifeline for London's ethnic minority workers – did TfL even think about this?
International Business TimesIqbal Wahhab
No compatible source was found for this media. I try hard not to get obsessive in my thinking on race, but it's hard not to – especially if you've grown up in inner city London as I have. People of colour often...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Most Muslims trust institutions despite discrimination – report
timesofmalta.comSarah Carabott
The lowest awareness levels about anti-discrimination legislation among Muslims are found among those from Sub-Saharan Africa in Malta and Muslims from South-Asia in Italy, figures in a report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights have shown. In its report, FRA...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Human Rights Focus Pakistan condemns brutalities against religious minorities
Sify.com
[Pakistan], September 23 (ANI):Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) in collaboration with Global Human Rights Defense (GHRD) and CRMP held demonstration after Press conference to highlight the problems faced by the religious minorities in Pakistan due to Blasphemy Allegations, forced conversion, targeting their...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Statistically speaking, black people in Germany don’t exist
QuartzAamna Mohdin
Thanks to the refugee crisis, race and immigration have played prominently in Germany’s upcoming election. Immigration is the top issue for Germans voting in the federal race on Sept. 24. Germany’s interior minister has a 10-point proposal for defining national identity, including...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
DTI and liquor industry commit to transformed industry agenda
IOL (South Africa)Staff Reporter
JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with liquor industry role players have committed to pursuing an inclusive and transformed liquor industry agenda that will ensure the achievement of meaningful and accelerated participation in the sector. This momentous...
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