Stories by Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D.

Paul L. Thomas is an associate professor of education at Furman University. subscribe to Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D.'s feed

Posted on: Feb 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

These takeovers often include reconstituting schools as charters, replacing entire faculties and administrations.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

If racism isn't a factor in opportunity and economic security, then why the overwhelming evidence to the contrary?

Posted on: Aug 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

'Working hard' is no guarantee of success in America.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Forget accountability. This time around, the candidates need to address inequality.

Posted on: May 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

When Obama asks us to increase support for charter schools, he has missed the larger point.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

An expose of the publishing giant underscores the failure of our current education reform agenda.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The truth is as simple as it is devastating.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's time we rethink the impact of our policies on the lives of the powerless.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Even those who work with kids don't always afford them the dignity they deserve.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Lessons that promote 'effort' as a mask for privilege do far more harm to our students than good.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

All children deserve justice, in education as in life.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Prohibiting students from talking about events in Ferguson offers them exactly the opposite of what they need.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's time for the government to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to children.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Our Secretary of Education is fixated on distracting the public from the real problems with education in America.

Posted on: May 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why do we continue to rely on approaches to education that have been soundly discredited by research?

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: The Conversation

The ideal of educational integration championed in the Brown decision remains far from a reality in America's schools.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There is. Here's what it might look like.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's National Poetry Month, but if the Common Core has its way, our children will hardly know what poetry is.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Even those who work with kids are unlikely to always afford them the dignity they deserve.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This may prove to be a watershed moment for how we learn to write.