Hello, fellow whiffers of the malodorous. Welcome to the EduStank archive, where I posited news and opinions about education reform initiatives for a couple of years. Having returned to the K12 classroom, my mind is focusing on my students and my next moves, but do not think for a second that I no longer notice or consider issues discussed herein. In fact, I am a constant victim/beneficiary/stakeholder/crusader/slave to them, as are all of us in education or education studies.
Two areas of which I am especially proud in this blog are the links to other voices considering the current education landscape and my work explicating Robert Putnam's book Our Kids. Please mine those items if nothing else during your time here.
I remain your Humble Lil' Stinker,
Dr. James B. Carter
Sharing information and reporting on all that reeks in American education, especially corporate reform in K12 education, the agenda to privatize the right to a free public education for every child, and general corruption in K12-higher education. Calling out and exposing rather than cowering.
AND eager for your help. Have a story of power, manipulation, self-interest or injustice which needs attention? Let me know and we'll let the world discover "what's that smell."
"If you're a profession of sheep, then you'll be run by wolves." -- David C. Berliner
"Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: Everything else is public relations." -- George Orwell
"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral." -- Paulo Freire
*A slideshow of Ed Reform-Critical Boxer's "Greatest Hits" memes runs at the bottom of this page.*