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Public School Shakedown

A case of ghost students, straw teachers, and parent bonuses sets a new low for privately operated schools. Read more

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Charles Edward Miller

2020 Democratic candidates taking a stand against for-profit charters is like bravely standing up in opposition to yeti attacks. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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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

Public School Shakedown

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jdlasica

A grassroots effort to close charter loopholes made its way to the State Assembly, just to be undermined by the state’s highest office. Read more

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After years of avoidance, Democrats are being forced to take a stand charter schools—and most are straddling both sides. Read more

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White House photo by Pete Souza

“Those of us actually working in education tried and tried and tried and tried and tried to tell you.” Read more

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woodleywonderworks

The problem is exacerbated by the number of racially segregated charter schools in the state. Read more

Public School Shakedown

An overzealous governor runs roughshod over public opinion Read more

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Phil Roeder

Broad support for the wave teacher strikes has candidates jostling each other step up on public education. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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davidmulder61

This time around, teachers unions have announced their intention to cast a wider net for member opinions. I’m happy to step up. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Black families in the city have been sold “safer schools,” but must that come at the high price of over-suspension of their children? Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Gordon Lew

The ripple effects of racially biased school discipline practices are traumatic for black families, including one I work with in Louisiana. 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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“My labor is mine and mine alone to give or withhold, Siegel tells me. “This day of action is a small step toward waking up the working class to the real power they possess when they organize and act in solidarity.” Read more

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Charles Edward Miller

In an historic election, the school board, long hospitable to private interests, is now controlled by a pro-public-school majority. That’s big news in a city that has had a giant target painted on it by the national school-choice lobby. Read more

Dispatches

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April Saul

Publicly funded charter schools were presented with the unique opportunity to shape their schools as reflective of their student populations. They have not done that. Read more

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U.S. Air Force/Timothy Taylor

The discord and confusion in the state, which has the highest test refusal rate in the nation, was compounded by a large online system crash almost immediately after testing began April 2. 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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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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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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