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

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

We support cooperative education when it teaches our kids to go out and get work, but not to go out and make their community better. more

Jun 22, 2017 3:51 PM Public School Shakedown 4 Comments

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

Jun 19, 2017 9:22 PM Public School Shakedown


courtesy of Ashana Bigard

When Stalin's statues came down in Russia, it was because the people had toppled the system—not just a statue. We certainly cannot say the same thing about the system of racist oppression General E. Lee’s statue represented. more

Jun 7, 2017 2:02 PM Public School Shakedown 2 Comments

How Melvoin and his billionaire backers took the L.A. School Board election. more

Jun 5, 2017 3:07 PM Public School Shakedown

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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

May 26, 2017 3:01 PM Public School Shakedown

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

May 24, 2017 3:31 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Education Fellow Julian Vasquez Heilig debates the proposition that “choice is essential to improving education in the United States” at the Better Chicago Education Summit 2017 more

May 24, 2017 2:58 PM Public School Shakedown

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March to Springfield

About a dozen marchers, ranging in age from twenty-three to ninety, are marching 200 miles to the state capital in the hopes of budging Illinois lawmakers out of an almost two-year-long logjam over the state budget. more

May 22, 2017 10:50 PM Public School Shakedown

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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

May 12, 2017 5:32 PM Public School Shakedown

If we believe that a successful school curates students to be good test takers who will do lots of AP tests, then maybe these ratings mean something. more

May 10, 2017 5:24 PM Public School Shakedown

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Brian Hubble

No school board should allow children’s social, emotional, and physical well-being to become a bargaining chip in educational experiments on vulnerable populations. more

May 8, 2017 6:01 PM Public School Shakedown

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Courtesy of Sarah Lahm

"All welcome here." more

May 2, 2017 10:30 PM Public School Shakedown

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