US Education Segregation Is Highly Profitable Business For Some

By Mark Karlin, truth-out.org -

By Mark Karlin for Truthout - However, as I completed the research and writing for the book, I found that in this country we have had and continue to have a stubborn insistence on educating [...]

Demand The Impossible

By Anne Cummings Jacopetti, www.popularresistance.org -

By Anne Cummings Jacopetti for Popular Resistance. I read Ayers’ book last summer and was so impressed that I bought three more copies, one for each of my sons. Now, raw from my trial by fire and [...]

Creston Davis On Forming Global Center For Advanced Studies

By James Crossley, truth-out.org -

By James Crossley for Truthout - Creston Davis: Starting an independent school run strictly by intellectuals was always my dream. Back in 2002, I remember talking with Slavoj Zizek about the need [...]

Haitian Police Massacre Teachers & Students Fighting For Education

By Staff of San Francisco Bay View - Oct. 17 – The Moise regime attacked demonstrations throughout the country marking the anniversary of Haiti’s first coup d’etat in 1806 and the assassination [...]

Anniversary Of Ruby Bridges’ Historic First Day Of School

By Kelly Faircloth, pictorial.jezebel.com -

By Kelly Faircloth for Pictorial - On this day in 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges was escorted into William Frantz Elementary School by a team of U.S. Deputy Marshals, desegregating the public [...]

Biocapitalism, Corporate Colonialism And Education Policy

By Staff, educationalchemy.com -

By Staff of Education Alchemy - In the last few years a lot of debate has been had over promise and perils of ESSA. Many education advocates argued we must embrace ESSA because it promised to [...]

Chicago Funds Police Force That Abuses, Under-funds Education

By Dave Stieber, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Dave Stieber for Huffington Post. Mayor Emanuel thinks the police are deserving of a new $95 million training facility. Just another example of Rahm using taxpayer money for anything and [...]

Puerto Fears School Privatization After Hurricane

By Aída Chávez and Rachel M. Cohen, www.theintercept.com -

By Aída Chávez and Rachel M. Cohen for the Intercept. As Hurricane Maria departed Puerto Rico, leaving utter ruin in its wake, one community in Vieques picked itself out of the wreckage by [...]

Puerto Rican Teachers Occupy Education Secretary’s Office

By Staff, www.fightbacknews.org -

By Fight Back News. San Juan, Puerto Rico - In an escalation in their fight to stop the government from closing or privatizing public schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican [...]

Co-opted Language: Decoding Ed Reform’s Sales Pitch

By Wrench in the Gears, www.wrenchinthegears.com -

By Wrench In The Gears. The words used to promote “future ready” public education do not mean to reformers what they mean to you. This post is intended to pull back the curtain and expose the [...]

After 16 Years Of Activism, Philadelphia Is Reclaiming Its Public Schools

By Sarah Jaffe, truth-out.org -

By Sarah Jaffe for Truthout - Sarah Jaffe: We are talking on Thursday, and the news today is that Philadelphia is taking back control of its public schools. First off, tell us about the news [...]

How Closing Public Schools Undermines Democracy

By Jennifer Berkshire, alternet.org -

By Jennifer Berkshire for AlterNet - Jennifer Berkshire: There's been a lot of attention paid to how students who attended the schools Chicago closed down in 2013 are faring now. But you've been [...]

Making Your Own Education When College Isn’t An Option

By Staff, blackyouthproject.com -

By Staff of Black Youth Project - At this point in human history, college has become damn-near mandatory for acquiring employment and, dare I say, being validated as a functional adult in our [...]

Head Of Anti-Palestinian Group Is Now Top Civil Rights Enforcer

By Nora Barrows-Friedman, www.electronicintifada.net -

By Nora Barrows-Friedman for Electronic Intifada. Washington, DC - In a troubling move for students and Palestine rights activists, the Trump administration has tapped Kenneth Marcus as the top [...]

Teachers Condemn DeVos Rescinding Special Education Guidance Docs

By Staff, www.badassteachers.blogspot.com -

By Staff of Badass Teacher's Association - The Badass Teachers Association, a grassroots national education activist organization with over 200,000 teachers and education activists in their [...]