New Campaign: Classrooms Not Computers, Stop Education Profiteering

By Morna McDermott, Classrooms Not Computers -

During the last few years, a lot of debate has been had over the promise and perils of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Many education advocates argued we must embrace ESSA because it [...]

Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education

By Abaki Beck, -

For more than 150 years, the Wôpanâak language was silent. With no fluent speakers alive, the language of the Mashpee Wampanoag people existed only in historical documents. It was by all measures [...]

The Outcome In Arizona

By Eric Blanc, Jacobin Magazine. -

After an all-night encampment of striking educators, the Arizona state government passed a budget bill early this morning. To assess the strike and the settlement, Jacobin’s Eric Blanc spoke [...]

Making People’s History In Arizona: Educators Rise Up

By Sarah Giddings, -

My house has recently become muddled with protest signs, event flyers, red T-shirts, and simply, chaos. How it came to this point resides in the story of how I decided to volunteer to be a [...]

What Kind Of Unionism Is This?

By Andrew Stewart, -

For the past three years, I’ve been working in the urban core of Providence public schools. Prior to that, I did a year of after school programming with City Year Rhode Island, an AmeriCorps [...]

DC Teachers From Only Unionized Charter School March

By Perry Stein, Washington Post. -

Washington, DC - A rare battle between teachers and administrators at a charter school has broken into public view, with educators taking to the streets of a D.C. neighborhood to press their case [...]

Teachers In Arizona, Colorado Stage Mass Walkout For Better Pay

By Staff, -

Encouraged by similar protests in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky, organizers said the action would send a message to political leaders about their dissatisfaction. Tens of thousands [...]

Popular Resistance School

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

The Popular Resistance School will provide political education to help you understand the moment in which we live and how to challenge the power structure effectively. This web-based school will [...]

Texas Charter School Asked Students to List ‘Positive Aspects’ of Slavery

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet -

An enraged father was in disbelief when he saw his eighth grader's homework assignment. The student was given a paper with two columns to fill out by listing the "positive aspects" and the [...]

School Cancelled as Hundreds of Colorado Teachers Walk Out Monday

By Jow St. George, KDVR -

Teacher walkouts in Kentucky, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and elsewhere have dominated the news as of late. Now a walkout is planned for Colorado. Englewood Schools announced Thursday classes [...]

With Strike Looming, Arizona Governor Bends to Teacher Demands

By Bob Christie and Melissa Daniels, Associated Press -

As recently as Tuesday, a defiant Arizona governor refused to meet with teachers threatening to strike over low pay and said he was sticking with a 1 percent raise proposal. By Thursday, [...]

How Free Lunch And Daycare Are Bolstering The Oklahoma Teachers’ Walkout

By Max Zahn, -

Oklahoma City elementary school teacher Madeline Scott told her students about the statewide teacher walkout on the last day of classes before it began on April 2. Their reaction surprised her. [...]

Teachers Walk Out At DC’s Anacostia High School

By Perry Stein, Washington Post. -

Washington, DC - Frustration at Anacostia High boiled over Wednesday, with the entire teaching staff walking out of class midmorning to protest building conditions — conditions teachers say city [...]

Oklahoma Teachers Begin 110-Mile March To Protest Education Funding

By Sebastian Murdock, -

Educators in Oklahoma are making it clear they aren’t giving up in their fight for increased public school funding. On Wednesday, more than 100 people set out from Webster High School in Tulsa on [...]

Wildcat Sickouts Hit Kentucky As Teachers’ Struggle Spreads

By Will Morrow, -

Thousands of teachers in Kentucky staged wildcat sickouts Friday, closing schools in 29 counties. The protests were in opposition to a bill passed by state legislators Thursday night that [...]