Rally Protests Anti-Racist Teacher’s Suspension

By Lyn Neeley, Workers.org. -

Milton, MA - Hundreds rallied on Juneteenth (June 19) in Milton, Mass., calling for an end to systemic racism in school curriculum and voicing support for Zakia Jarrett, an African-American [...]

A Decade Of Research On The Rich-Poor Divide In Education

By Jill Barshay, The Hechinger Report. -

Education inequality is not just a divide between rich and poor but also between the ultra-rich and everyone else. In 2020, a Pennsylvania State University researcher documented how the [...]

The US Should Stop Lying About Its History

By Jaisal Noor, The Real News. -

Well, it’s amazing how quickly we can not only respond, but call for the prosecution of people who are rightly tearing down and removing lies, because that’s what it is when we erect statues and [...]

Your White Neighbor’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Yard Sign Is Not Enough

By Shayla Lawson, In These Times.   -

Despite my having grown up in the South, Portland is the most racist place I have ever lived. This is because being anti-racist isn’t about using politically correct buzzwords and giving lip [...]

Rethinking 4th Of July With Historical Truths

Ray Raphael offers some context for the Declaration of Independence: In 1997, Pauline Maier published American Scripture, where she uncovered 90 state and local "declarations of independence" [...]

These Three Studies Prove That Systemic Racism Is Very Very Real

By Lee Camp, Counterpunch. -

Racism is like sewage. Whether we’re currently engaging in a national dialogue about it or not, it’s still there. It runs under our streets, our buildings, our society. Millions of tons of [...]

Chicago School Board Votes To Keep Police Contract — For Now

By Nader Issa, Chicago Sun Times. -

Chicago’s school board has voted against ending a program that puts police officers in public schools, following the wishes of the mayor and top Chicago Public Schools leadership while rejecting [...]

Oakland School Board Votes To Remove Police From School

By Wilson Walker, CBS San Francisco. -

After about a two-hour debate the Oakland School Board tonight voted unanimously to eliminate the Oakland Unified School District Police Department from campuses. The “George Floyd Resolution” [...]

Calls To Eliminate School Police Intensify Amid Protests

By Theresa Harrington and Ali Tadyon, EdSource. -

Amid calls to defund municipal police in the wake of George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police, two Oakland Unified school board members are pushing to eliminate the district’s police [...]

Hispanic Americans On The Front Lines Of COVID-19

By Jeremy Robbins, New American Economy. -

Workforce needs are changing and immigrants and Americans of all kinds are critical to the fight, response, and recovery that we face in the coming months. As the country continues to fight the [...]

We Protest Police In The Streets, So Why Do We Let Police In Our Schools?

By Dave Stieber, The Chicago Reporter. -

There is a large body of research that shows that having police in schools negatively impacts student learning and makes kids feel unsafe. It took the murder of Philando Castille in 2016 and [...]

Educators Have Opportunity To Revolutionize Education For All Students

By Tussanee Reedboon, Truthout. -

Imagine a world where the exam would already be translated in multiple languages and students were able to use grammar and dictionary tools. An exam with more manageable time requirements and [...]

When Activist Burnout Was A Problem 50 Years Ago, This Group Found A Solution

By George Lakey, Waging Nonviolence. -

“I’m throwin’ in the towel,” he said in a tone of resignation. I’d been away for a while and didn’t expect this. I started to interrupt, but he went right on speaking. “The shootings, man. [...]

Detroit Students Sued For Literacy And Won

By N. Jamiyla Chiscolm, Color Lines. -

The hard-fought, four-year Gary B. literacy case, in which seven Black students in Detroit sued the state of Michigan in 2016 to improve the school system and literacy access, was settled on May [...]

In The Classroom That Zoom Built

By Belle Chesler, Tom Dispatch. -

Do you hear that silence? That’s the absence of footsteps echoing through our nation’s public school hallways. It’s the silence of teaching in a virtual space populated with students on mute [...]