The Need in Social Work Community Organizing: Responding to Oligarchy with Access & Math

#SWNext #SocialWorkNext #Oligarchy   The Nobel prize for Economics was announced Monday. It went to Angus Deaton for work highlighting the mechanisms that perpetuate the wealth gap between the rich and the poor. It reminded me of one of the most troubling moments ever as a social worker. I cringe when I hear another social worker state that they don't like Math, or w...
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MAWMonday Motivators 05/24/2015

I woke up to a quote that felt like home, the home I have been living in for the last month. Risk. It's all fine and dandy to talk about risk when it is a chance to review a new opportunity. But, when risk requires faith because the opportunity is little more than a passion for change and a desire to make a difference, that's when it truly becomes real. Your motivation today co...
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SCME Series Institutional 002: The System Value in Blaming

Blaming by Another Name I recently attended a Social and Emotional Learning conference excited to interact with K-12 educators. During the keynote, the speaker invited three high school students up onto the stage and asked them a few questions. One question asked was, “What would you change about schools?” One of students responded, “I would increase parent involvement in the ...
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