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Public School Shakedown

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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

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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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Fibonacci Blue

Lyndale Community School has been a “a very special home" to Somali students for decades. Now it could go the way of integrated public schools around the country. more

Dec 21, 2017 1:55 PM Public School Shakedown

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Raysonho

It’s past time public K-12 schools to come to terms with sexual assault—especially as federal protections come under attack. more

Dec 19, 2017 11:39 AM Public School Shakedown

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Pax Ahimsa Gethen

Invite white nationalist speakers to campus. Provoke student pushback. Get labeled the “violent left.” There’s another way. more

Dec 15, 2017 12:19 PM Public School Shakedown

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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

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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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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

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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

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Pexels

The Tar Heel state shows how charter schools turn education funding into a contest that divides communities and segregates students. more

Nov 9, 2017 12:55 PM Public School Shakedown 2 Comments

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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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DCSRN

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

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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

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White House photo by Eric Draper

How public schools in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico can avoid New Orleans’ post-Katrina fate. more

Oct 10, 2017 4:09 PM Public School Shakedown

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White House photo by Shealah Craighead

It’s not about student success. It’s about pushing privatized, market forces onto public institutions to make a buck. more

Oct 6, 2017 1:44 PM Public School Shakedown

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U.S. Department of Education

A reminder that we not only need DACA, but must go even further to protect immigrant youth. more

Oct 4, 2017 4:09 PM Public School Shakedown

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GoingBatty

State takeovers of local schools aren’t making good on the promise to provide all children with a quality education. more

Sep 29, 2017 1:28 PM Public School Shakedown

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Motown31

Eliminating protections for undocumented students threatens America's urban public schools. more

Sep 19, 2017 10:46 AM Public School Shakedown

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