Baltimore’s Teachers Fight to Democratize City’s Schools

By Ryan Harvey, In These Times. -

When a photograph of bundled-up students in a frigid Baltimore classroom recently spread on social media—with temperatures in schools as low as the mid-30s—the city became a focal point of public [...]

Teacher Handcuffed For Questioning Superintendent’s Raise

By Nina Golgowski, -

Disturbing video taken at a Louisiana school board meeting on Monday shows a teacher being forcefully removed in handcuffs after she questioned a superintendent’s pay raise during a public [...]

Baltimore’s Apartheid Schools: Students Forced To Sit In 40 Degree Classrooms

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga, MintPress News -

Baltimore, MD - Usually people – especially children – look forward to snowy days. In addition to building snow creatures and throwing snowballs, it sometimes means no school. Usually. But not in [...]

Military’s Goal Is School Ownership; Communities Push Back

By Pat Elder, -

Throughout the country military recruiters are increasingly allowed to casually share lunch in high school cafeterias and interact freely with high school youth in hallways and classrooms. [...]

Christmas Angels

By Michelle Gunderson, -

Ten years ago I was teaching music in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Many of our children were impoverished and over 30 languages were spoken in our school. I had 847 students. I did not [...]

Student Loans, 21st Century Indentured Servitude

By Julian Vigo -

I have seen the student loan crisis up close from both sides of this polemic. First, as an extremely young student who was “sold” the only way to get an education—in addition to joining the U.S. [...]

Suspensions Are Down, But Restorative Discipline Not Up

By Staff, -

The racism, once long latent in “zero tolerance” school discipline policies, is now manifest to many education stake holders, especially in urban school districts with majority non-white [...]

US Education Segregation Is Highly Profitable Business For Some

By Mark Karlin, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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 [...]