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Hot chicken, sex, and cocaine are part of the story of how Tennessee became the latest state to succumb to the Betsy DeVos-backed voucher craze. The result could determine how the GOP addresses the issue across the country. Read more

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Brad Wilson

Charters promised all sorts of miraculous educational achievements at low, low prices. But those achievements haven’t appeared. More people are understanding that what we’re really talking about is the privatization of our public school system. Read more

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Pete Souza, White House

The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to “prior problem behavior.” Read more

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College of DuPage newsroom

The Trump Administration’s proposal to cut funding for the Special Olympics drew public scrutiny. Where’s the outrage over Medicaid cuts? Read more

Dispatches

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Gage Skidmore

Congress members confronted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over a proposed budget increase for a program funding charter schools that quickly closed, or never opened at all. Read more

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Backbone Campaign

I’m not looking for gotcha moments or public chastising of the Secretary, I’m after something larger. Read more

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AP IMAGES

DeVos’s antagonism toward unions shows not only her disrespect for teachers but also how her animosity toward organized teachers warps her understanding of issues. Read more

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The grizzlies are restless. Read more

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David Shankbone

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

2017 was a rough year for public schools. But there is hope ahead. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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AP Photo

DeVos has spent a lot of money to advance rightwing social engineering. Read more

Magazine

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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. Read more

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DCSRN

Beyond the Rocketship hype is a galaxy of problems, including plummeting test scores, litigation and allegations of student mistreatment. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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