Moral Panic Over Palestinian Content In Ontario schools

By Michelle Weinroth, Canadian Dimension. -

Digital technology has been a fixture in the Ontario classroom setting for some years now, but with COVID it has become a particularly dominant instrument of secondary school pedagogy. Online [...]

Keep Calm And Just Die

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

The British government has ordered schools in England not to use resources and materials from organizations that have expressed any desire to end capitalism. There are several different ways one [...]

Training Bias Out Of Teachers

By Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week. -

This summer, the Des Moines, Iowa, public schools held a series of anti-racist town hall meetings in the wake of the police-led killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the [...]

Betsy DeVos’s ‘Voucherland’ Spells Disaster For Public Schools

By Peter Greene, The Progressive. -

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, sensing perhaps the need to reaffirm her stamp on education policy, recently gave a speech at an education roundtable at Hillsdale College, a private Christian [...]

Teachers Are On A Tightrope With No Safety Net

By Emily James, Nation of Change. -

After more than a month into New York City’s experiment with reopening schools in a hybrid format that has students alternating between classrooms and their homes, teacher Sapphira Hendrix still [...]

Grace Is Out Of Jail And Back In School

By Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica. -

Oakland County, MI - Ten minutes before her debut and three months after she became known as the Michigan girl sent to juvenile detention for failing to do her online schoolwork, Grace* hurried [...]

Capitalism Is Double-Billing Us

Here is a word that risks deterring you from reading on much further, even though it may hold the key to understanding why we are in such a terrible political, economic and social mess. That word [...]

Fascist Culture, Critical Pedagogy, And Resistance In Dark Times

By Henri Giroux, Counterpunch. -

Across the globe, democratic institutions such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siege. The promise, if not [...]

Students Create Free Tutoring Services To Help During The Pandemic

By Ada Tseng, LA Times. -

When COVID-19 hit, their team of high schoolers quickly transitioned to online tutoring and later banded together with two other student volunteer organizations — Girls Empowering Girls, founded [...]

California Schools Launch Anti-Racism Plan

By MacKenzie Maya, Portside. -

Sacramento, CA - The California Department of Education announced new anti-racism lessons and teacher training for school districts on Monday, days after President Donald Trump decried the notion [...]

What Does A “Safe Return” To School Look Like?

By Lois Weiner and Jackson Potter, In These Times. -

Demands for stu­dents and edu­ca­tors to return to in-per­son school­ing dur­ing the pan­dem­ic are com­ing from Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans, both claim­ing the return is nec­es­sary not just to [...]

Schools Reopen — And Teachers Fight For Their Lives…

By Sarah Jaffe, Rethinking Schools. -

As schools begin to reopen, within teacher unions around the country, teachers have been coming together to discuss the risks they’re willing to take — both to protect public health in the short [...]

US Cancels Over 1,000 Visas For Chinese Nationals

By Al Jazeera. -

The United States has revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals under a May 29 presidential proclamation to suspend entry from China of students and researchers deemed security risks, [...]

‘Broken Windows’ Approach To Teaching Is Breaking Our Schools

By Victoria Theisen-Homer, Independent Media Institute. -

In the fight for racial justice, teachers have a heavy job, for schools are both microcosms of, and preparation for, society. Because teachers serve as significant adult figures in children’s [...]

On Contact: Teaching History For Indoctrination

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

"The teaching of history in our schools is not an impartial or neutral discipline. It is at its core about justifying the power of the ruling elites in the present by defining the ruling elites [...]