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Ted Eytan

With a spotlight on the U.S. city with the highest concentration of charters, lawmakers have leverage to take on the famously pro-privatization Secretary of Education. Read more

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California’s new superintendent of public instruction, Tony Thurmond, opposes the privatization of education. Read more

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Charlie Kaijo

Given the state's history with “school choice,” California’s new legislation comes as a surprise. And it’s met with skepticism. Read more

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A shift away from the charter school approach is on the horizon in Minnesota’s largest city. Read more

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The upcoming New York primary could redefine the Democratic party in the state—and could mean drastic change for the charter school industry. Read more

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Gage Skidmore

Members of the Kentucky Board of Education have allied with corporate interests to privatize education, including involvement in potential real estate deals. Read 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. Read 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? Read 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. Read 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? Read 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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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Andrew Blumenfeld

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

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Happiness47

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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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