California Schools Launch Anti-Racism Plan

By MacKenzie Maya, Portside. -

Sacramento, CA - The California Department of Education announced new anti-racism lessons and teacher training for school districts on Monday, days after President Donald Trump decried the notion [...]

What Does A “Safe Return” To School Look Like?

By Lois Weiner and Jackson Potter, In These Times. -

Demands for stu­dents and edu­ca­tors to return to in-per­son school­ing dur­ing the pan­dem­ic are com­ing from Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans, both claim­ing the return is nec­es­sary not just to [...]

Schools Reopen — And Teachers Fight For Their Lives…

By Sarah Jaffe, Rethinking Schools. -

As schools begin to reopen, within teacher unions around the country, teachers have been coming together to discuss the risks they’re willing to take — both to protect public health in the short [...]

US Cancels Over 1,000 Visas For Chinese Nationals

By Al Jazeera. -

The United States has revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals under a May 29 presidential proclamation to suspend entry from China of students and researchers deemed security risks, [...]

‘Broken Windows’ Approach To Teaching Is Breaking Our Schools

By Victoria Theisen-Homer, Independent Media Institute. -

In the fight for racial justice, teachers have a heavy job, for schools are both microcosms of, and preparation for, society. Because teachers serve as significant adult figures in children’s [...]

On Contact: Teaching History For Indoctrination

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

"The teaching of history in our schools is not an impartial or neutral discipline. It is at its core about justifying the power of the ruling elites in the present by defining the ruling elites [...]

Setting America’s Schools Up To Fail

By Belle Chesler, Tom Dispatch. -

Seventeen years ago, against the advice of my parents, I decided to become a public school teacher. Once I did, both my mother and father, educators themselves, warned me that choosing to teach [...]

Reopening Schools: We Don’t Have To Descend Into COVID Hell

By Steve Miller, Rosemary Lee and E.B. Shaw, HamptonThink.org. -

With Corona virus cases spiking across the country, America is on the verge of forcing millions of people into extreme danger. Suddenly, everyone from CEOs, the President, state governors, and [...]

Grad Students And Faculty ‘Die In’ To Protest Reopening

By Kaelan Deese, MSN. -

Nearly 50 demonstrators lay scattered 6 feet apart wearing face coverings on the lawn outside the school administration's building, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Some protesters [...]

‘Radical Real Estate Law School’ Is In Session

By Natalie Orenstein, The Oaklandside. -

When Christine Hernandez saw an ad for something called the “Radical Real Estate Law School” in Oakland, she was intrigued. “I thought, radical? That’s me,” she said. “Real estate? I’m [...]

After Cutting Ties With Police, Minneapolis Schools Quietly Hire Private Police

By Susan Du, City Pages. -

On Sunday, more than 100 Minneapolis teachers and families rallied in the parking lot outside the Davis Center, the district headquarters, to protest the hiring – without prior warning – of what [...]

Defund The University Of Mississippi Police Department

By Cam Calisch, The Appeal. -

In the fall of 2019, the governing board over Mississippi’s eight public higher education institutions, the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), appointed a new chancellor at the [...]

Outraged Over Inept School Reopening Push, Teachers Ready #RedForEd Resurrection

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams. -

As teachers and parents across the U.S. continue to express outrage over the federal government's demand that public schools fully reopen in the next few weeks for the fall semester, some [...]

Opposition To ‘Pause’ On Johns Hopkins Private Police Force Grows

By Jacob Took, Baltimore Beat. -

Two weeks after Johns Hopkins University administrators announced what they called a two-year “pause” on a controversial plan to establish their own private police force, about 100 students, [...]

Trump Threatens To Cut Funding For Schools That Don’t Reopen

By Marlee Kokotovic, Nation of Change. -

President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are threatening to cut off federal funding to schools that do not open their doors this fall due to coronavirus concerns.  In a [...]