Beyond saying “no” to Betsy DeVos, what are progressives doing for public education? Two places to watch. more

Jan 18, 2017 2:16 PM Public School Shakedown

Betsy DeVos

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She spent almost a million and a half of her own dollars to turn Detroit’s education system into a laboratory—in which an out-of-control lab fire now burns. more

Jan 12, 2017 11:04 AM Magazine

Outcry from local districts, and concerns raised about her conflicts of interest have helped push back hearings for the Secretary of Education nominee. more

Jan 10, 2017 4:29 PM Dispatches

She can’t wave a magic wand and privatize schools. But she can make life hell for America’s most vulnerable students. more

Jan 9, 2017 12:00 AM Public School Shakedown

The process is a nightmare for parents and community members. more

Jan 8, 2017 12:00 AM Public School Shakedown

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s policies have destroyed parent power and public education in Chicago. more

Jan 3, 2017 3:59 PM Public School Shakedown

Looking at all the targets that Duncan and the current Education Secretary King set up, shot at, and missed can help us understand what we face in the coming years. more

Dec 30, 2016 5:02 PM Public School Shakedown

We’re now asked to stop scaring children in our classrooms when we see new cabinet nominees speaking directly to dismantling our social safety net. more

Dec 9, 2016 9:40 PM Public School Shakedown

The nominee, who has never been a classroom teacher and never attended a public school, pushes policies that create lots of choice, with no good choice. more

Dec 6, 2016 10:33 PM Public School Shakedown

Public education advocates prepare for the upcoming administration. more

Nov 28, 2016 3:49 PM Public School Shakedown

Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has spent a lifetime fighting to siphon public money into private schools. more

Nov 24, 2016 4:33 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Erin Thornley-Parisi of the Dane County Rape Crisis Center talks about what this means for women—and men—everywhere. more

Nov 2, 2016 10:47 PM Dispatches

It is unacceptable to send our students to deficient schools and expect taxpayers to continue funding those schools. more

Oct 25, 2016 1:29 PM Dispatches

Children are getting quite a lesson in bullying this year from the Republican candidate for President of the United States. more

Oct 19, 2016 3:40 PM Public School Shakedown

White poverty is not an accident, but an integral part of the structure of American society. more

Oct 13, 2016 2:12 PM Magazine 1 Comments

A step in the right direction for national education policy. more

Oct 12, 2016 9:12 PM Magazine

October 6th "walk-in" at Roosevelt High School in Minnesota, by Minneapolis Public Schools more

Oct 12, 2016 3:54 PM Public School Shakedown

This is the corporatization of our public schools. more

Oct 11, 2016 8:45 PM Public School Shakedown

The teacher exodus and high turnover communicate to children how little we care. more

Oct 11, 2016 4:50 PM Public School Shakedown

The nation’s only university-sponsored hip-hop and urban arts scholarship program. more

Sep 1, 2016 8:44 PM Dispatches

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