Stories by Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson is a freelance writer who teaches basic skills at City College of San Francisco. subscribe to Emily Wilson's feed

Posted on: Mar 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It's proven: Instead of focusing on the dominant culture, programs that reflect a more diverse world can help keep teens in school.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The measures that lead to a school being designated"failing" can have little to do with what's actually happening in the classroom.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new program moves homeless encampments into a safe, clean space with food, laundry, showers and case workers who care.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Children in some communities have higher rates of PTSD than veterans. Here's what one teacher is doing to help them thrive.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: Truthdig

Her latest show explores how poor minority kids are being pushed out of school and into the criminal justice system.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

He thought about his decision for a long time, and in 2010 enrolled in the police academy.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The playwright takes to the Yerba Buena stage on July 17 to unmask zero-tolerance policies.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The dramatically victorious strike showed it's possible for unions to fight back and to win.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

California's Department of Education has agreed to investigate allegations of unfair treatment of Native American youth.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A conversation with the makers of the new documentary, 'American Promise.'

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Online courses will create a two-tiered system, with the wealthy taking classes face-to-face and making social connections, and middle-class and poorer students learning remotely.

Posted on: May 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A documentary on the student loan crisis lends a much needed perspective on the cost of educational debt.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The writer of a new book on Black Panther culture speaks on researching his project, Occupy, Huey Newton, and more

Posted on: Oct 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Speaking with the Pakistani-British comedian about her journey from biochemistry to cracking jokes.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new documentary, narrated by Matt Damon and based on a book by Dave Eggers and Nínive Calegari, shows another facet of the troubles teachers in the US face.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Speaking with Debbie Peagler's lawyers and documentarian about getting her out of prison for a second chance.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The actor/director and Tribe member Phife Dog discuss "A Tribe Called Quest," a new documentary about the fabled rap group.

Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The groundbreaking playwright speaks about her latest work.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The 'Super Size Me' director discusses the making of his corporate-sponsored documentary about the nefarious presence of corporate sponsorship.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

How a former activist/organizer parlayed her politics and hip-hop background into a compelling 'remix' of Godard's 'Masculin/Feminin.'

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