The Outsourcing of Discrimination: Another SCOTUS Earthquake? https://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/carson-makinWe discuss a policy memo written by Prof. Welner that examines some fundamental shifts, along with their real-world implications, within the past 60 years of Supreme Court jurisprudence, up to and including the current Carson v. Makin case. The Supreme Court is just a few small steps away from transforming every charter school law in the U.S. into a private-school voucher policy. Further, the nation may be facing a future of religious organizations proselytizing through charter schools that have been freed from obeying anti-discrimination laws—with LGBTQ+ community members being the most likely victims.
NEPC director Kevin G. Welner is a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education, specializing in policy and law. He and Alex Molnar founded NEPC in 2010. Welner has authored or edited 12 books and more than 100 research articles and book chapters concerning education policy and law. His books include Education and the Law (2016, coauthored with Stuart Biegel and Bob Kim); Closing the opportunity gap: What America must do to give every child an even chance (2013, co-edited with Prudence Carter); NeoVouchers: The emergence of tuition tax credits for private schooling (2008); and Legal rights, local wrongs: When community control collides with educational equity (2001). He is an AERA Fellow and has received the AERA’s Early Career Award, its Palmer O. Johnson Award, its Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award, the Horace Mann League’s Outstanding Public Educator Award, the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Residency, and the NAEd/Spencer Post-Doctoral Fellowship. He received his B.A. in Biological Sciences from UCSB and his J.D. and Ph.D. from UCLA.
We discuss managed charging which means that drivers download their app and can turn over charging to them to maximize off-peak, clean energy generation, and other valuable grid-based benefits saving money and carbon. Ultimately it will be a good way to manage residential charging on a large scale to prevent overloading the grid and probably lead to bidirectional applications in the future as well. FlexCharging could sell the car's energy back to the utility when prices are high, for example.
Barry Woods is based out of Portland, Maine, United States and works at Revision Energy as Director of Electric Vehicle Innovation.Barry is a director on the board with Plug In America, the only independent US-based non-profit who is the voice of EV drivers. Ken Nichols of FlexCharging. You didn’t buy an EV to keep carbon emissions high.Charging at the wrong time can have the same or sometimes even worse carbon emission impact than a gasoline engine. Charging during evening peak, when all generators are running, means utilities have to ramp up natural gas or coal plants to meet your EV charging load. FlexCharging allows you to charge at the best time, automatically.