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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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

Public School Shakedown

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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An overzealous governor runs roughshod over public opinion Read more

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“We think we’re searching Google. Google is actually searching us.” Read more

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The White House

The new governor wants to arm teachers, undermine local school boards, and generally double down on decades of education reform efforts that have gutted the state’s public schools. Read more

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Teachers in the school district that was supposed to be the model for education reform just rebelled—and won. 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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Ben Garvin

What happens when public education becomes a marketplace? Read more


Private interests are encroaching on emergency services. Read more