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 [...]

‘Brazil In Mourning’, Rallies In Defense Of Public Education

By Telesur -

On September 7th, the Independence Day of Brazil, the National Student Union (UNE) led protests in defense of the Amazon and public education, both of which are being threatened by policies in [...]

The Impact Of The US Occupation On The Hawaiian People

By Keanu Sai, PhD, NEA Today. -

The Hawaiian Kingdom was a progressive constitutional monarchy since 1840 and it viewed education and health care as cornerstones for the country’s maintenance in the nineteenth century. By 1893, [...]

Ed Reform vs. Democracy

By Staff, Curmudgucation.blogspot.com -

It was not that long ago that I wrote a piece about how school choice, by shifting the locus of control for the education purse strings, tends to undermine democractic processes. After all, if [...]

Teachers’ Role In The Puerto Rico Uprising

By Jeff Bryant, Independent Media Institute. -

As Americans lament the current sorry state of democracy in Washington, D.C., government by the will of the people was very much alive recently in Puerto Rico, where a prolonged general strike [...]

Charter Schools Cannot Be Prettified

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

A July 2019 “study” funded by the pro-privatization Walton Family Foundation, “Charter School Effects on School Segregation,” reports that charter schools intensify racial and ethnic segregation, [...]