Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider talk to Tressie McMillan Cottom about the rise of for-profit colleges that saddle low-income students with debt and questionable credentials. And are K-12 schools going the same way? more

Mar 22, 2017 1:11 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

Where to look to understand upheaval in a city I love? more

Aug 17, 2016 4:38 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Choice doesn't do a thing for the daily stresses of poverty. more

May 25, 2016 5:00 AM Public School Shakedown

“Many think Trump could not prevail in a general election. I’m not convinced.” more

Mar 18, 2016 5:56 PM Magazine 5 Comments

Legislators across the country are launching a mean-spirited campaign to block poor people from purchasing certain kinds of foods, products or services. more

May 27, 2015 5:10 PM Op-Eds 9 Comments

Don’t look now, but there’s something creepy coming toward you, and it wants to take over your public school system. more

May 27, 2015 1:02 PM Public School Shakedown 12 Comments

Charter fans brag about their successes. They tell the starfish story. They will occasionally own that their successes are, in fact, about selecting out the strivers, the winners, the students who are, in fact, their own children and allowi... more

May 19, 2015 3:29 PM Public School Shakedown 7 Comments

Marchers took to the streets in Madison today to demand racial justice after District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced yesterday that Officer Matt Kenny would face no charges in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Jr. more

May 13, 2015 7:29 PM Dispatches

The problem for charter advocacy is that the evidence is overwhelmingly counter to nearly every claim in favor of charter schools. more

May 5, 2015 3:57 PM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments

The truth is more complicated than the facts that are supposedly exposed in a trial. more

Apr 16, 2015 5:10 PM Public School Shakedown 2 Comments

In a modern day America where almost everyone––including many Republicans––acknowledges the high cost of a Wal-Mart / Kohl's economy that puts millions of Americans out of work by selling cheap crap from China, there's 'ol Scott Walker brag... more

Apr 15, 2015 5:14 PM Dispatches 5 Comments

On its fifth anniversary, the secret of Obamacare is that it’s working. Daniel Borman/Flickr more

Mar 19, 2015 1:54 PM Op-Eds

Want to implement a new policy? Tell them it’s for the kids. Need to raze an entire school in a densely populated school district? Preface it with “We did it for the kids.” Image credit: Paul Smith more

Mar 10, 2015 5:24 PM Public School Shakedown

I come from a long line of strong women. Women who left home and made a new life in a foreign land. These women’s blood flows in mine. I know their stories because they were revealed to me at the kitchen table. more

Mar 9, 2015 6:18 PM Magazine 2 Comments

On Wednesday, Senator Alberta Darling and Representative Dale Kooyenga released "New Opportunities for Milwaukee"—a carefully-crafted rhetorical stance that turns the war on poverty into a war on the poor. Image credit: Tiptoe more

Feb 17, 2015 7:23 PM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments

That’s exactly what’s expected of teachers these days. Fix this insurmountable problem with few tools and if you can’t, it’s your fault. more

Feb 16, 2015 7:07 PM Public School Shakedown

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