Category: Education

Dealing with Bullying – Tips from the Teacher (Part 2)

A continuation of Nature Sargent’s post regarding bullies. Myth #6: Large schools or classes are conducive to bullying. Primarily, research suggests there is no correlation between bullying and increased class size.  There is the suggestion of a correlation between increased size in schools and classrooms leading to less bullying because...

Dealing with Bullying – Tips from the Teacher (Part 1)

By Nature M. Sargent Greetings beautiful people! What’s up with all the bullying?  For the purpose of this article, we’ll use Dr. Dan Olweus’ definition of bullying.  Dr. Olweus, a psychology professor at Norway’s University of Bergen, defines bullying as an accumulation of negative actions, occurring repeatedly and over time,...

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. releases statement through Charles Ogletree

Here is a statement released by Charles Olgletree who has been retained by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. after he was arrested at his Cambridge Massachusettes home. This information was posted at theroot.com and distributed. Statement on Behalf of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. — by Charles Ogletree This brief statement is...

Bruce Dixon: Chicago Teachers File Racial Discrimination Suit Against Obama Administration’s School “Turnaround” Plan

I was forwarded  this  entry by colleague Bruce Dixon out of Atlanta, managing editor of Black Agenda Report.  Dixon writes about  unrest in Chicago regarding  fired black teachers.   Here is a large portion of the entry, but please read Dixon’s article Chicago Teachers File Racial Discrimination Suit it its entirety....