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If Proficiency is the Goal, Low Expectation cannot be the Rule: USA Values Delivers A New Deal for Urban Mom

If Proficiency is the Goal, Low Expectation cannot be the Rule: USA Values Delivers A New Deal for Urban Mom

We have read about the Minneapolis Public School system and their failure in education of the most at-risk learners. It's time for a new deal for Urban Mom. by Don Allen, Publisher - OBN Actually it should be "Receivership, Reconstruction, and Rollout." Minneapolis, Minn. – (Education)…USA VALUES, LLC has delivered a draft plan, “A [...]

The GOP Just Tilted So Far Right They Damn Near Fell Off the Map

The GOP Just Tilted So Far Right They Damn Near Fell Off the Map

by Abby Zimet, Guest Columnist - OBN In case you haven't heard, the clowns took over the GOP circus today with a lunatic vengeance, first successfully ousting House Speaker John Boehner, who announced his resignation, and then loudly celebrating his demise at the annual Jesus-loving, fringe-pandering, gay-Islam-abortion-hating revival [...]

Will the Republican Party of Minnesota figure out their messaging while Donald Trump opens all the doors?

Will the Republican Party of Minnesota figure out their messaging while Donald Trump opens all the doors?

With the growing and popularity of 2016 presidential candidate Mr. Donald J. Trump, one might think local GOP state offices would get a clue and get off the status quo bus of rejecting not only their own, but many looking for a firing solution in Minnesota’s conservative field of play. I mean really, how could you let the local mainstream media [...]

How Do Teachers’ Unions Affect Public School Outcomes?

How Do Teachers’ Unions Affect Public School Outcomes?

By ANDREW J. COULSON (Originally published Sept. 2012) That’s a question I was asked this morning by a reporter. Interesting as it seems, it misses the real impact that teachers unions have on American education: protecting the public school monopoly from private sector competition. Average compensation for public school teachers is [...]

Dear White People

Dear White People

By Ryan Douglas (Nevermore), Guest Contributor - OurBlackNews.com Dear self-deprecating white people, For the love of all that is pure and holy, please, cut that shit out. First off, I can do bad all by myself. So, when I break the law by willfully committing crimes and get arrested, thus becoming another “black man” statistic, I am to [...]

Will Donald Trump be the first “corporation” running for President?

Will Donald Trump be the first “corporation” running for President?

I am in awe of the man, the brand, and the image named Donald J. Trump. By Don Allen, Publisher-Veteran-Conservative Personally, as an independent conservative that does not drink the kool aid of any major party, I find Trump’s dichotomizing of what it means to be politically correct in some cases, using the rules of postmodernism (which [...]

A Child’s success is a Contract with Mom: Killing the Achievement Gap

A Child’s success is a Contract with Mom: Killing the Achievement Gap

Recorded results have shown that Collective Impact Groups have stalled in helping children of color achieve and maintain success in the public school system. A new delivery tool is here and today I introduce the foundation and rationale on why "Mom" is so important in making sure we pay attention to doing first-things-first and bringing the [...]

Why Collective Impact Organizations continue to fail minority children in education

Why Collective Impact Organizations continue to fail minority children in education

At this point in the Twin Cities, the only stakeholder that really matters is the slayer holding the hammer and wooden stake above the hearts of poor and black learners while intellectuals continue to meet, socialize and one-up each other. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News Collective Impact should be a commitment of a group of [...]

Forget about ‘fixing’ black kids: What If we fixed white liberals instead?

Forget about ‘fixing’ black kids: What If we fixed white liberals instead?

Lynnell Mickelsen is a long-time progressive activist who lives in Minneapolis and blogs about education at putkidsfirstmn.org. By Lynnell Mickelsen | Originally published in MinnPost on 02/23/15 Here’s a modest education proposal for my fellow white people, especially my fellow lefties in Minneapolis: What if we stopped talking about [...]

Why the United States’ Inequality Problem Is About a Lot More Than Money

Why the United States’ Inequality Problem Is About a Lot More Than Money

 By David Cay Johnston, AlterNet | Op-Ed Inequality is about much more than the growing chasm of income and wealth between those at the very top and everyone else in America. It's also about education, environmental hazards, health and health care, incarceration, law enforcement, wage theft and policies that interfere with family life over [...]

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