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Sarah Lahm

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Sarah Lahm is a writer based in Minneapolis. Her writing has appeared in local and national publications, including The Progressive and In These Times.

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woodleywonderworks

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

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Gage Skidmore

Trump has proposed to slash funding for public education in his 2020 budget. In courts across the country, however, public schools are holding up in lawsuits brought by pro-charter interests. Read more

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The second-largest teachers union in America is building on labors momentum with a new nationwide campaign. Read more

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Ben Garvin

What happens when public education becomes a marketplace? Read more

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Ted Eytan

With a spotlight on the U.S. city with the highest concentration of charters, lawmakers have leverage to take on the famously pro-privatization Secretary of Education. Read more

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Gage Skidmore

Teachers unions are poised to strike across the country. Read more

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

A shift away from the charter school approach is on the horizon in Minnesota’s largest city. Read 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. Read more

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USAF / Saphfire Cook

The state has become an experimental playground for an untethered, unregulated form of education privatization, and teachers and students are on the short end of the deal. Read more

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The Schott Foundation is offering a seismic shift in how policy makers, philanthropists and the general public can create better schools. Read more

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Sarah Lahm

In 1946, St. Paul’s teachers union was the first in U.S. history to go on strike. More than 70 years later, they face similar problems—and are preparing to walk out once more. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Ted Eytan

Before she was pushed to the ground and handcuffed, one teacher dared to stand up (twice) at a school board meeting and ask how it could justify a $38,000 superintendent salary raise. She’s just the beginning. Read more

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Fibonacci Blue

Lyndale Community School has been a “a very special home" to Somali students for decades. Now it could go the way of integrated public schools around the country. Read more

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New federal education policy encourages states like Minnesota to punish those in K-12 and higher education who want to resist high-stakes standardized testing. Read more

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Steve Cohen

In 2016, Minneapolis activist Carin Mrotz helped scrub a swastika off a garage in Minneapolis. What happened next was a virulent lesson in how Nazi sympathizers operate today Read more

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It’s not about student success. It’s about pushing privatized, market forces onto public institutions to make a buck. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Over 246 higher education sites are being investigated for Title IX “sexual-violence complaints.” In comparison, over 135 K-12 school districts are currently under investigation for similar complaints. Read more

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Evenjk

Agonizing over public school budget woes, a teacher takes on an unexpected target. Read more

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Ted Eytan

She said those who turned out to protest her appearance were nothing more than “defenders of the status quo,” bent on causing trouble for others—like ALEC members and DeVos—who are “capable of real change.” Read more

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