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Mary Linder

At schools that were meant to foster self-paced learning in the natural world, the billionaires behind Facebook and Amazon are funding new data-seeking tech. Read more

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Jennifer D. Cogswell

At a Pittsburgh education forum, seven candidates were forced to take a stand on charter schools. Read more

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During the eight years that these federal grants were available, $504,517,391—28 percent of the total amount given out—went to charter schools that never opened or that have already closed. Read more

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Are minority parents seeking better schools for their kids supporters of charter schools, or leading figures in the resistance to a choice-based education reform movement? Read more

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Gage Skidmore

The notoriously conservative, right-to-work state has proven to be fertile ground for market-based education reform policies—and teacher discontent. Read more

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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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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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Charles Edward Miller

One party is selfish; the other is only interested in educating kids. Can you guess which is which? 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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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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Neon Tommy

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

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Isabel Marshall

Skyrocketing insurance costs generated a national wave of teacher strikes last year. Now, Minnesota educators head into a new school year ready to fight for affordable health care. Read more

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

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