The Biggest Civil Rights Protest You Probably Never Heard of

A couple of weeks ago, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I wrote about Jeanne Theoharis’s important book A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History, in which she reminds historians—and the broader public—not to neglect the movement in the North. In one particularly powerful example, Theoharis notes the … Continue reading The Biggest Civil Rights Protest You Probably Never Heard of

Review of Noliwe Rooks, Cutting School

Nearly every day, it seems, brings a new headline about failing public schools and the reform du jour that will turn them around. Typically, these involve some degree of privatization (e.g., vouchers, scholarship tax credits, etc.) or pseudo-privatization (e.g., charter schools, outsourcing essential functions of the public system to private corporations, etc.). In Cutting School: … Continue reading Review of Noliwe Rooks, Cutting School