Student Loan Debt: Unsafe In Any Amount

By Lynn Petrovich, Popular Resistance. -

If Americans were aware of the extent that student loan debt has been carved out to serve the pockets of the educational and financial industries as well as the government, they’d think twice [...]

NYC Students Strike To Demand Racial Equity In Nation’s Largest—And Most Segregated—School District

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

For the second consecutive week, students in New York City went on strike Monday morning to protest persistent segregation in their schools more than six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court [...]

More Than 15,000 Indiana Teachers Walk Off Job

By George Marlowe, WSWS. -

More than 15,000 Indiana teachers rallied Tuesday at the Indianapolis State Capitol building against low pay and the bipartisan attacks on public education. Teachers and educators walked off the [...]

Prolonged Protests In Panama Over Proposed Constitutional Reforms

By Popular Resistance. -

Protests in Panama started on October 22 when 1,000 students, teachers and administrators from the University of Panama marched to the National Assembly to protest proposed changes to the [...]

The Charter-To-Prison Pipeline

By Alexandria Millet, Progressive.org -

In late September, headlines flickered across my Twitter timeline about a six-year-old black girl who was arrested at school for a temper tantrum. In outrage and confusion, I opened up the [...]

Uprising Spreads In Chile—Military Occupations And Curfews

By Pauline Lipstein and Rico Gutstein, Chitown and Chile Blog. -

Today, October 19, the crisis in Chile escalated with rebellions breaking out in Concepción, Punto Arenas in the South, Valparaíso, and elsewhere. Despite the state of emergency and military [...]

How To Resolve The Chicago Teachers Strike? Tax The Rich.

By Amisha Patel and Nathan Ryan, Inthesetimes.com -

The past year of bold worker action in Chicago—which included the nation’s first charter school strikes—is now headed towards a crescendo as teachers and support staff prepare to walk off the job [...]

Studying Beyond Education For A World Beyond Capitalism

By Eli Meyerhoff, Roarmag.org -

On June 13, 2016, Corey Menafee decided the window had to go. During his work break, the thirty-eight-year-old African-American service worker at Yale University’s Calhoun College dining hall [...]

Cancel All The Student Debt: It’s About Economic And Racial Justice

By Naomi Zewde and Darrick Hamilton, Rewire.news -

Only full cancellation completely protects the vulnerabilities of Black students and students in general, while at the same time establishing higher education as a universal right and offering [...]

“Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain!”

By Carl J. Petersen, Medium.com -

Despite the fact that the California Charter School Association’s (CCSA) confidential plan to steal facilities from public school students was uncovered months ago, their lackeys continue to [...]

False And Diversionary Charter School Dichotomies

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

There is no shortage of articles, books, reports, blogs, and websites that continually detail the perpetually scandalous and troubled nature of charter schools. Not a day goes by without a report [...]

A Great Minds (Common Core, Inc.) History: Eureka Math, Wit & Wisdom, And More.

By Mercedes Schneider, Deutsch29.wordpress.com -

Actually, in 2008, there was no nonprofit named Great Minds, and there wouldn’t be until 2015. The nonprofit formed in 2008 was named Common Core, Inc., which just happens to share a name with [...]

Community Gardens Seek To Transform Urban Society

By Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader. -

Chicago - Near the border of North Lawndale and West Garfield Park a mountain range of wood chips piled more than five feet high stretches over 1,800 square feet of a once vacant lot. In a few [...]

Student Climate Activists Confront Board Of Education

By Maryam Shahzad, My MC Media. -

Student climate advocacy group MoCo Students on Climate held a rally Friday to demand climate action from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  Students gathered with signs outside the east [...]

Charter School Advocates Grow More Belligerent

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

Steadily mounting opposition to privately-operated nonprofit and for-profit charter schools is inevitable and becoming a bigger thorn in the side of nervous neoliberals, privatizers, and [...]