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Vicki Zakrzewski A new model of school reform

Last week, The New Yorker reported that Mark Zuckerberg’s 2010 gift of $100 million to the Newark School District hadn’t really improved the schools — with most of the money having been spent on labor contracts and consulting fees.

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Meanwhile, on the opposite coast, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), an urban … More >

Jonathan Simon To the Fruitvale Station

Thanks to the persistence of my wife who has insisted for some time that as residents of the East Bay we must see it in the theater along with fellow East Bayers, our whole family saw this remarkable film a couple of weeks ago. The film moved me to tears … More >

Jonathan Simon Governing the Occupy Movement through crime

In many cities, including most prominently Oakland and New York, tent encampments on public spaces by the Occupy Wall Street movement have been cleared in early morning raids by police (read about the Oakland situation here).

This time, at least, police violence seems to have been minimal. But … More >

Jonathan Simon Punished: The culture of control as seen from Oakland

Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys by UC Santa Barbara sociologist Victor Rios should be on your summer reading list if you are interested in how the culture of control works. Rios closely studied a group of 40 Oakland youths of color as they navigated … More >

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