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Jonathan Kozol

Noted education author riffing on "apartheid" education in U.S.

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For 40 years, Jonathan Kozol has written passionately about inner-city schools and students. In Kozol's latest book, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, he blas ...   More
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Anne Laufe

Making the Grade

For Portland School Board members, sometimes just showing up is a challenge.

News Stories
Veteran observers of the Portland School Board were stunned last week when all four incumbents whose terms expire in June chose not to file for re-election. None of the four--Debbie Goldberg Menas ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Anne Laufe

What's in a Number

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We now know that a picture is not only worth 1,000 words, it wipes out 10,000 protesters.On Sunday, The Oregonian reported that there were between 20,000 and 25,000 people at Saturday's peace marc ...   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2003 Anne Laufe

Making Peace Count

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Organizers of Saturday's anti-war march in Portland are predicting it will draw a record turnout. The question is: How will we know?Crowd estimates at protest marches have always been controversial, ...   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2003 Anne Laufe


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The former Benson High School janitor charged with intentionally cutting the school's electrical and phone wires had, just days before, been arrested for buying marijuana from a Benson student, WW ...   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2002 Anne Laufe

A Ray of Light at the Taft Hotel

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More than a month after the news broke that the Taft Hotel would close its doors (see "Budget Woes Crush Taft Hotel," WW, Nov. 13, 2002), its 70 physically and mentally disabled residents are clea ...   More
Wednesday, December 18, 2002 Anne Laufe

Return of the Coffee People!

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There's something familiar about this place, from the typography on the red-and-white sign outside to the peace symbols drawn on the peanut-butter cookies and the playful names of the coffee drink ...   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2002 Anne Laufe

Fries With That Lesson?

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It's come to this in our public schools: Teachers are flipping burgers at McDonald's to pay for textbooks and trumpets.In an attempt to raise money, local schools are ramping up their participation ...   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2002 Anne Laufe

Attack of the Phantom Bike Racks

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Although Lisa Caron owns a car, she usually gets around on two wheels. For example, when Caron worked in the development office at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, she rode her old Bridg ...   More
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 Anne Laufe
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