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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

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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


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Building on energy from their historic demonstrations, educators in the state are running for office in droves—and may just win. more

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To say that a durag sets up a black man for failure is ignorant, at best. more

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It is important that students learn of a world prior to European’s attempt to rule over it. more

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A number of New York’s ultra Orthodox Jewish schools, accused of academic neglect, are a shocking example of what happens when ‘school choice’ is prioritized over all else. more

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David Shankbone

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

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Au discusses his new book, 'A Marxist Education.” more



Governor Tom Wolf

In a recently de-gerrymandered state, Democrats standing up for public education hit on a winning strategy. more

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In Wisconsin, a movement pushes back against attacks on public schools. more


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Rick Christofferson

Just how far can the politics of resentment go in dismantling public education? more

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Governor Mark Dayton

Amidst a wave of teacher strikes and union-government showdowns, Minnesota’s progressive leader tries a different tack. more

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Mercedes Martinez, President of the Teachers Federation, describes how thousands of people protested austerity measures that would close nearly 300 schools and lay off 7,000 teachers—and how the police were ready for them. more

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