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By Anthony Cody. The Democratic National Convention has been painful to watch. In the days prior, we had the revelation of emails which demonstrated what Sanders supporters had felt throughout the primary – that the DNC was biased towards Clinton, and was acting to enhance her candidacy despite their claims of …

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By Anthony Cody. Last week I shared the views of eleven different education activists, who reflected on the choices we face in the current presidential election. Several additional perspectives came in after I had posted, so I am sharing them here, to continue the discussion. Please join in the comments. The …

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By Anthony Cody. The 2016 presidential election has generated equal portions of hope and frustration. The Democrats are likely to offer us Clinton, and with Trump as the chief rival, some feel we have little choice but to support her, even though she does not offer much evidence that she will take on the issues we …

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By Anthony Cody. Many of us are in a state of deep frustration over the strong possibility that Bernie Sanders will not be the Democratic Party’s nominee in the presidential race this fall. Circumstances may yet occur to upset the presumptions that are now being made, so I think it is legitimate to wait until …

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By Anthony Cody. I noticed an interesting phenomenon on some progressive web sites over the past week or two. Even with the California and New Jersey primaries still looming a couple of weeks from now, the focus has shifted to supporting Clinton, and news of Sanders has been put on the back burner. A look at the …

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By Anthony Cody. The Bernie Sanders candidacy offers the American people several important opportunities that should not be missed. First and foremost, he offers us the chance to put forth a principled candidate as the Democratic nominee. If this is accomplished then we can begin the hard work of reclaiming the …

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By Anthony Cody. The candidates for the Democratic nomination for president have not been as specific about their education policies as some of us would like. But we can look back at past statements to get a picture of the shape those policies may take. Last year Hillary Clinton spoke of the Common Core tests as …

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By Anthony Cody. Last night at the Democratic presidential debate, attention turned to K12 education. Both candidates addressed two questions. The first came from a Detroit parent. Here is the transcript (thank you to the New York Times): COOPER: I want to bring in Shoniqua Kemp. She’s right here — Ms. Kemp. …

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By Anthony Cody. For the past seven months, I have been holding my breath hoping that Bernie Sanders would follow the logic of his passionate defense of working people and willingness to confront hedge funders and financiers, and apply this thinking to K12 education policy. As we know, many of the most ardent …

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By Anthony Cody. Educators have growing interest in the candidacy of Senator Bernie Sanders. Today I posted my own statement of support for his candidacy. This support has been a bit slow in coming,  because many, including myself, have expressed a desire for more specific policies regarding K12 education. Along …