For #BlackHistoryMonth let’s remember the racist history of school vouchers

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And we paid him not to Earlier in 2019 local investigative reporting showed that after four years and $40 million, the state’s voucher program- the Louisiana’s Scholarship Program- had produced not just ineffective but even negative student results. Specifically, the report showed that participating students generally had lower scores on state standardized tests than their […]

OPEN Commemorates Black History in Education

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The relationship between Black Americans and the public education system has historically been a fraught one, driven by tension between Black citizens’ desire for educational opportunities and white power-holders’ determination to keep them out through racially-coded public policy. In fact, Black Americans’ first historical experience with public education was that of an anti–school system, consisting […]