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Monroe County BOCC

New governor Ron DeSantis is the ultimate #FloridaMan. His political games are an insult to the children, teachers, and parents who are the heart and soul of our public schools. Read more

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Paige Bollman

The nation’s report card demonstrates yet again that students of color are underserved—and education reformers are all too eager to bank on the opportunity. Read more

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Tim Kiser

Are the many successful local school funding requests a harbinger of change in 2020? Read more

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ajari

Much of the blame lies with an education reform movement that has exhorted schools to operate more like businesses and mimic corporate hiring processes. Read more

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Lorie Shaul

Past governance has been racist public policy in the form of municipal paternalism. Read more

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Worthington, Minnesota

Tony Webster

One Midwestern town finds itself in a race war stoked by the gentry to preserve their own wealth. But there is a glimmer of hope here, too. Read more

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The charter system that often paints itself as a better option for black parents does not acknowledge the harm rigid disciplinary policies can impose on black students. Read more

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Jose M. Osorio MCT

“Our destination is equity and we will challenge anyone who places themselves in our way.” Read more

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Charles Edward Miller

“I experience the disinvestment in public schools on a daily basis.” Read more

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Shiny Things

While it can’t undo all the harm charters have done, the new law throws public education advocates a lifeline. Read more

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Alin

The National Labor Relations Board just proposed a rule returning to their Bush-era position, undermining years of steady gains in graduate worker organizing. Read more

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Hanscom Air Force Base

Behind the feel-good puffery are issues about the loss of local control, under-funded schools, and public money used for private gain. Read more

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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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The union is still fighting to restore the damage caused by a decade of austerity measures, layoffs, and budget cuts. Read more

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Eden, Janine and Jim

New York City set out to reform a system of academic hierarchy viewed as reproducing entrenched privilege. But, in that town as elsewhere, any move to disrupt the vaunted gifted and talented programs will run into resistance. Read more

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Neon Tommy

“If the charter schools don’t want to be diverse, they don’t have to be.” Read more

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YAF

The state legislature and University of Wisconsin Board of Regents are seeking to punish campus free speech disruptions that are not occurring. Read more

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Students are still isolated in their own schools because almost no one looks like them, or they are concentrated in schools in which almost everyone does. Read more

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When people laugh at my cripple segregation experience, it means they get the joke. Read more

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Phil Roeder

When studies like these are released, without mentioning the unevenness of the results, especially for children of color, it prompts me to question the authors’ intentions. Read more

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