Public School Shakedown

A fundamental struggle for democracy is going on in states around the country, as teachers, parents, and others organize to resist a handful of wealthy individuals and foundations working to privatize the public schools.

The Progressive launched Public School Shakedown in September 2013 to pull back the curtain and reveal what is at stake, to follow the money and expose the privatizers, and to report on the resistance.

Our goal is to empower teachers, parents, and other community members to learn about what is going on, connect with each other, and to organize to advocate for strong public schools that serve all students well.

To that end we are privileged to work with a diverse group of Progressive Education Fellows: teachers, advocates, activists, thinkers, and others in the progressive education movement living and working in school districts around the country. We publish regular writings from our Fellows, support them in attending conferences and other events, and otherwise assist them in getting the word out about one of the most important issues facing our democracy today.