Gage Skidmore

Teachers unions are poised to strike across the country. more

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Paul Chan Htoo Sang

Student unionization efforts are underway at twenty-four U.S. universities—while the first independent undergraduate union in the country fights for survival. more



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In mid-November, a photo showing Baraboo High School boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute drew national attention. On November 19, I gave a talk at the school. more

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Will the measure allow rapists to walk? more

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On education issues, newly-elected progressive Democrats are setting a new tone. more

Public School Shakedown

Racism in the classroom leaves white students racially illiterate. more

Public School Shakedown

Demoralized teachers, overtested students, and lack of improvement from draconian policies are changing public opinion on education. more


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Richard Hurd

Under the Republican governor, public education in Wisconsin is hemorrhaging. more

Public School Shakedown

Oklahoma educators have had enough of outsiders imposing their untested opinions on classrooms. more

Public School Shakedown

“At a time when we’re at a low-point for our democracy, it’s the only tool for people without power to make some kind of impact,” says Susan Zeig, filmmaker. more

Public School Shakedown

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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. more

Public School Shakedown

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Betsy DeVos has proposed to make federal funding available for schools to purchase weapons. But the proliferation of guns will not curb violence in schools. more




To prepare for what we are likely to face in our struggle for a just contract, Seattle educators recently organized a panel that included a representative from the Puerto Rico Federation of Teachers. more

Public School Shakedown

It’s not just tuition—the cost of textbooks and other curricular materials is unnecessarily high. more


The grizzlies are restless. more


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

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The West Virginia teachers won a raise, but the biggest fight, says Rebecca Diamond, teacher and member of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, is still ongoing. more


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

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Might a “consensus of pain” unite resistance to Governor Scott Walker’s politics of divide-and-conquer? more


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How striking West Virginians made history—again. more