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Gage Skidmore

Betsy DeVos doesn't care about how charters and vouchers are performing, because there is no place for public education in her worldview or political agenda. more

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Gratisography

2017 was a rough year for public schools. But there is hope ahead. more

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Jerald Jackson (Flickr)

Through a potent mix of policy and public shaming, state leaders, including Governor Rick Scott, may be starving the state’s public education system to death. more

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Gage Skidmore

The Education Secretary let it all hang out at the tenth annual National Summit on Education Reform. Her remarks to the exceptionally friendly crowd are worth a close look. more

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Pexels

The Tar Heel state shows how charter schools turn education funding into a contest that divides communities and segregates students. more

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AP Photo

DeVos has spent a lot of money to advance rightwing social engineering. more

Magazine

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Gage Skidmore

The Department of Education’s new proposed priorities for deciding who to gets grant money says a lot about how DeVos will wield her power. more

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DCSRN

Beyond the Rocketship hype is a galaxy of problems, including plummeting test scores, litigation and allegations of student mistreatment. more

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Ted Eytan

Thousands of my colleagues and I will surround the building where you are speaking at a $350-a-person fundraising dinner for "free-market solutions." We will let the world know your message of division is not welcome. more

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White House photo by Shealah Craighead

It’s not about student success. It’s about pushing privatized, market forces onto public institutions to make a buck. more

Public School Shakedown

Over 246 higher education sites are being investigated for Title IX “sexual-violence complaints.” In comparison, over 135 K-12 school districts are currently under investigation for similar complaints. more

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In defense of the "whole child"— cuz that's what comes to school. more

Dispatches

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Gage Skidmore

But let's be clear: at the root of DeVos’s approach is the devaluation and eventual abolition of the public sphere, which often goes together with tax cuts for the wealthy. more

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Most of my students have only deepened their commitment to do what Trump will not: honestly explore and enact how best to live on Earth. more

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John Stavely

Trump’s education budget cuts $9.2 billion of federal outlays to public schools, and eliminates twenty-two programs - But Betsy DeVos claims her department's budget prioritizes “what’s working.” more

Public School Shakedown

This sacrifice of public education at the altar of unproven, rightwing ideological experiments is appalling, even for this gang. more

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DeVos image Gage Skidmore

Let's follow Bethune’s students example and not accept false choices. Let’s fight for the agency and power that provides the truest “choice” to all: equity. more

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Michael Vadon

Donald Trump and Betsy Devos are enamored with school vouchers. Their commitment persists despite the idea's sordid racial history, opposition from the civil rights community, constitutional problems, and proof that vouchers don't help students. more

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Nic McPhee

We could be years away from knowing what the new education law will bring. That’s because education policy is like the worst game of telephone ever. Here’s how. more

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schoolchoiceweek

DeVos's cynical assertion that spending money on public schools doesn't help students comes out of punitive policies advocated by Democrats. Thanks, Obama. more

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