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Ted Eytan

Before she was pushed to the ground and handcuffed, one teacher dared to stand up (twice) at a school board meeting and ask how it could justify a $38,000 superintendent salary raise. She’s just the beginning. more

Jan 19, 2018 11:21 AM Public School Shakedown



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

Jan 17, 2018 4:11 PM Public School Shakedown


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

Jan 11, 2018 12:00 AM Public School Shakedown


Rochelle Hartman (Flickr)

Wisconsin’s public schools used to be at the top of the class. How they fell so far and so fast is a cautionary tale for our country’s rural schools. more

Jan 5, 2018 12:30 PM Public School Shakedown

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Carolyn Coe

“Education is the path, especially in Afghanistan, toward a green, equal, and nonviolent world.” more

Dec 28, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches


Nick Youngson

It's hard to defend democracy if you don't know how it works. more

Dec 19, 2017 11:45 AM Op-Eds

One of the remarked-upon features of the House version of the Republican tax bill currently headed to reconciliation is that it would tax tuition waivers given to graduate students as income. Graduate students are ready to fight back. more

Dec 8, 2017 12:50 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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MN House Archives

New federal education policy encourages states like Minnesota to punish those in K-12 and higher education who want to resist high-stakes standardized testing. more

Dec 7, 2017 2:49 PM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments


Courtesy Ashana Bigard

For the third year in a row, New Orleans schools have slipped in state ratings. Students like Rahsaan Ison deserve more—so we took action. more

Dec 6, 2017 4:09 PM Public School Shakedown 2 Comments


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The interests of students, student loan borrowers and investments in higher education are being sacrificed on the altar of trickle down economics. more

Dec 4, 2017 1:56 PM Dispatches 1 Comments


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

Dec 4, 2017 1:13 PM Public School Shakedown

“We’ll always put a Band-Aid on a bullet wound, as opposed to actually acknowledging, transforming, and healing communities.” more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine


Jitu Brown

While financial resources are important, a lack of them will not prevent a unified group of parents from being influential. more

Nov 14, 2017 12:49 PM Public School Shakedown 2 Comments

Philadelphia's public schools have been a political football for years, under the control of the state and underfunded. But after years of hard work, the school district is back in the hands of the community and its future is promising. more

Nov 7, 2017 11:00 AM Dispatches

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

Nov 1, 2017 3:11 PM Magazine


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

Oct 25, 2017 4:54 PM Public School Shakedown

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

Oct 23, 2017 4:34 PM Public School Shakedown


Ted Eytan

The Buckeye State lied to get federal grant money for charters, and mishandled millions for schools that closed or never even opened. Now, this could happen in other states too. more

Oct 20, 2017 10:32 AM Public School Shakedown

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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

Oct 11, 2017 10:08 AM Public School Shakedown