Brad Flickinger

These stories often spotlight benefits for special cases but rarely consider the broader picture. more

Sep 14, 2017 11:06 PM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments

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

Sep 13, 2017 4:36 PM Public School Shakedown


Kathrina Litchfield

Schools across eastern Iowa are using unfinished pine 'boxes' to hold and discipline children. more

Sep 12, 2017 4:04 PM Dispatches

Given teacher demographics, white teachers must be given the tools to discuss Ferguson, Charlottesville, and the next city to be in the news because racism isn’t going away. more

Sep 6, 2017 1:50 PM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments

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

Sep 5, 2017 2:11 PM Multimedia


Amanda Boehm-Garcia

A four-year degree will take the average borrower twenty-one years to repay. Student loan debt is the second largest consumer debt in the nation, more than what’s owed on credit cards or auto loans. more

Sep 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine 2 Comments

The students, from over 40 countries, see that the United States is just as susceptible to populist tyranny and tin-pot despotism as the nations in Africa and Central America that they fled. And they want to protect the U.S. from that happening. more

Aug 31, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine


U.S. Department of Education

We talk about education generally, but your children go to school very specifically. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:39 AM Public School Shakedown

Citizen support for local public schools shows voters will reject the Republican slash-and-burn agenda. more

Aug 24, 2017 11:11 AM Dispatches

LSU Dining Area


Soaring college costs force many to go without food or seek government assistance. more

Aug 16, 2017 2:36 PM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments



Agonizing over public school budget woes, a teacher takes on an unexpected target. more

Aug 9, 2017 10:26 AM Public School Shakedown


Daniel Case

Teachers spend an average of almost $500 a year out of their own pockets on school supplies, and one in ten spend $1,000 or more. more

Aug 3, 2017 11:36 AM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments

I have been going to ALEC conferences for years—to see for myself how this rightwing group crafts model legislation to advance the interests of its corporate and ideological funders. more

Aug 1, 2017 9:50 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

During the past decade, the number of students in charter schools has nearly tripled, with approximately 3.1 million enrolled in 2016-17. In fact, one in eight black students in the United States now attends a charter school. more

Jul 26, 2017 11:13 AM Public School Shakedown


Ted Eytan

She said those who turned out to protest her appearance were nothing more than “defenders of the status quo,” bent on causing trouble for others—like ALEC members and DeVos—who are “capable of real change.” more

Jul 25, 2017 10:53 AM Public School Shakedown

In 2015, the most recent year measured, 100 percent of Millikan’s Latino and economically disadvantaged students graduated, along with 96 percent of white and 95 percent of black students. more

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine 1 Comments

While the popularity of charters is growing, so is concern about charter schools, particularly in the civil rights community and among grassroots educators in teachers unions. more

Jul 7, 2017 12:55 PM Public School Shakedown 2 Comments


Gage Skidmore

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is a big fan. more

Jun 30, 2017 9:43 AM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments



As Democrats struggle to find their footing in the Trump era, the primary for governor in Virginia shows how the party needs to evolve on the issue of education “reform.” more

Jun 23, 2017 12:09 PM Public School Shakedown 2 Comments