MAKE NO MISTAKE. The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of Education on Tuesday is a direct attack on America’s children of color. That’s because black and brown children now constitute the majority of students in America’s public schools. And according to the National Center for Education Statistics, the percentage of whites is expected to…

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For months, I’ve advocated for detailed annual audits of the nearly $3 billion the Philadelphia School District spends. Despite efforts by City Controller Alan Butkovitz to make that happen, those audits still have not taken place. Yet when I spoke with Dr. William Hite, the district superintendent, in a radio interview nearly nine months ago,…

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