Trump, Immigration, and Children

Disrupted Schooling, Disrupted Lives Since President Trump took office, immigrant arrests are up over 32 percent compared to the same time period last year (Washington Post). While the number of deportations is down slightly (likely due to court backlogs), unlike his predecessor President Obama, who focused on arresting and deporting violent criminals and anyone posing […]

Indonesian University Prohibits LGBT Students From Registering

Recently, the Andalas University in Padang, West Sumatra uploaded a message on their website to exhort candidates who had passed the entrance examination to pay the fees, provide their bio data, and to register again. At the time of registration they must bring a form stating that they are not LGBT (bebas LGBT). Helpfully, that […]

Defend and Transform

The Fight Forward for Public Education In the aftermath of the US presidential election, policy pundits and even some activists have suggested that diverse schools can help heal the nation from the hatred that Trump’s victory represents. A lack of diversity, they argue, breeds hatred; conversely, diversity is supposed to trump hate, and contact with […]

The Future of Education is Now

We must radically reform higher education to meet the most pressing needs of our age. It’s Taco Day at Meadowlark Retirement Community in Manhattan, Kansas. “The students usually sit with the other residents,” the host says, pointing to a round table with crisp white table linens at the opposite end of the dining room, beyond […]