Public School Shakedown

Literacy has been, and continues to be, a critical component of African-American liberation. more

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The takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools is not a contest between ‘red vs. blue,’ but of whether democracy matters at all. more

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There is no middle between facts and the story that the earth is flat. more

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Tony Evers leads in polls among the slew of Democratic candidates vying to take on Walker. But is he pro-public school enough to win? more

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Pundits say Louisiana has finally returned control of New Orleans charter schools to a locally elected school board, and that they are now accountable to the city’s residents. But New Orleanians will tell you: that’s not the case. more

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Building on energy from their historic demonstrations, educators in the state are running for office in droves—and may just win. more

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To say that a durag sets up a black man for failure is ignorant, at best. more

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It is important that students learn of a world prior to European’s attempt to rule over it. more

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A number of New York’s ultra Orthodox Jewish schools, accused of academic neglect, are a shocking example of what happens when ‘school choice’ is prioritized over all else. more

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Union supporters say Janus is a big blow, but for many educators like me, it will be nothing new. The question is, what are the practical effects? more

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David Shankbone

The words “choice” and “accredited” sound reassuring, but they actually provide no guarantee at all. more

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Governor Tom Wolf

In a recently de-gerrymandered state, Democrats standing up for public education hit on a winning strategy. more

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Natalie Maynor

A familiar story of public school 'failure' and state seizure is playing out in Jackson, Mississippi. Can the city overcome its racist past to find a better ending? more

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One way the candidate is moving the needle? Pushing to end unfair and inaccurate teacher ratings based on students' standardized test scores. more

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Governor Mark Dayton

Amidst a wave of teacher strikes and union-government showdowns, Minnesota’s progressive leader tries a different tack. more

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Mercedes Martinez, President of the Teachers Federation, describes how thousands of people protested austerity measures that would close nearly 300 schools and lay off 7,000 teachers—and how the police were ready for them. more

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Bram Pitoyo

In Michigan, as elsewhere, a dramatic teacher shortage was entirely preventable. Now, special interests hope to profit from “fixing” it. more

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Washington State has been saying no to charter schools for over a decade. But advocates continue to push the issue, sometimes in devious ways. more

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USAF / Saphfire Cook

The state has become an experimental playground for an untethered, unregulated form of education privatization, and teachers and students are on the short end of the deal. more

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Wesley Fryer

Teachers are challenging a decades-long nationwide conservative campaign to shrink government. more

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