When All Else Fails, We Must Protect Childhood: A Call to Action from Denisha Jones

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Childhood is at risk in the United States. The Global Education Reform Movement, known by the apt acronym GERM, has infected our youngest and most vulnerable citizens, their needs shoved aside by those whose guiding light is profit.

Denisha Jones, an assistant professor of early childhood education at Trinity Washington University, has been active in the fight to stop the corporate takeover of public education since 2011. A board member of Defending the Early Years, the Badass Teachers Association, and United Opt Out National, she is also pursuing a law degree. This former kindergarten and preschool teacher, who . . . Read full article →

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Personalized Learning for All Youth: A Denisha Jones Invention

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As the guardians of child development lament the state of play in early education—the loss of a human kind of learning—technology companies are sprouting like weeds, choking the garden. They’ve constructed a narrative of competency-based education, one they claim meets students’ individual needs.

Denisha Jones, an assistant professor of early childhood education at Howard University, and advisor to Defending the Early Years, a nonprofit advocacy group, is not persuaded by their arguments. This former kindergarten and preschool teacher, who is fiercely committed to social justice, equity, and the best interests of the child, is determined to . . . Read full article →

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