Public School Shakedown

The Schott Foundation is offering a seismic shift in how policy makers, philanthropists and the general public can create better schools. more

Mar 15, 2018 1:10 PM Public School Shakedown


Gage Skidmore

Betsy DeVos doesn't care about how charters and vouchers are performing, because there is no place for public education in her worldview or political agenda. more

Mar 13, 2018 10:59 AM Public School Shakedown



As a past union president, I know there’s nothing teachers would rather do less than strike. Getting a majority of them to do so is really, really hard. more

Mar 12, 2018 2:48 PM Public School Shakedown



What would it mean for black students to sit in a classroom knowing their teacher was armed? more

Mar 7, 2018 1:02 PM Public School Shakedown

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Success Academy

If granted, this would allow teachers to transfer from a charter into any public school statewide, avoiding current degree and certification requirements. And that’s not good for students. more

Mar 1, 2018 1:45 PM Public School Shakedown


Joseph Gruber

Real change will require adults to step in too, and intersectional organizing for the safety of all students. more

Feb 28, 2018 11:02 AM Public School Shakedown

Author Linda Nathan worries that well-meaning educators who say every student can go to college are doing more harm than good. more

Feb 19, 2018 3:54 PM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments


Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

Fostering pride in one’s own achievement is worthwhile, but pursuing it in isolation of the gospel of the black freedom struggle is like building on quicksand. more

Feb 17, 2018 8:03 AM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments


Max Pixel

Within Wisconsin’s stellar statewide graduation rates and test scores lie the largest racial disparities in the nation. more

Feb 14, 2018 2:54 PM Public School Shakedown


Andrew Blumenfeld

The Democratic candidate is a long-time advocate of privatizing schools whose stable of problematic funders includes the ‘man behind Prop 8.’ more

Feb 8, 2018 3:37 PM Public School Shakedown

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Sarah Lahm

In 1946, St. Paul’s teachers union was the first in U.S. history to go on strike. More than 70 years later, they face similar problems—and are preparing to walk out once more. more

Feb 7, 2018 3:22 PM Public School Shakedown


Wikimedia Commons

Black Lives Matter at School Week is a direct extension of the work of Carter Woodson, often called ‘the father of black history.’ more

Feb 6, 2018 1:59 PM Public School Shakedown

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Caryn Davidson

From February 5-9, educators across the nation will participate in a week of action to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. more

Feb 1, 2018 4:25 PM Public School Shakedown



Garden State lawmakers wanted to make it easier for privately-run schools to take over school buildings built or renovated with public dollars—and that sets a dangerous precedent. more

Jan 30, 2018 10:04 PM Public School Shakedown

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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


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