Finland’s Public Childcare System Puts Britain To Shame

By Tatu Ahponen, Tribune Magazine. -

The autumn is a colourful time in Finland. The trees turn yellow and then red before the leaves fall. Neon pinks and yellows also appear—the reflective vests of toddlers and children venturing [...]

If You’re Afraid Kids Will Learn Racism Is Bad, Perhaps Public School Is Not For You

By Steven M. Singer, Gadfly On The Wall. -

Some people are terrified that kids will learn about racism. Especially white people. Especially that white KIDS might learn about it. How would that affect a white child’s self-esteem, [...]

Activism Needs To Be Part Of Any Meaningful Climate Education

By Nick Engelfried, Waging Nonviolence. -

Last month, crowds of young people and supporters gathered in 1,500 locations around the world for one of the largest youth-led climate protests since countries began emerging from the most [...]

Threats Are Being Made Against Teachers Who Are Teaching The Truth

By Janine Jackson, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. -

Biden rescinded the Trump executive order that threatened efforts to address racial disparities in the workplace under the implausible guise of “combating anti-American race and sex [...]

Some Schools Remove Police, Others Continue Sending Students To Police

By Dave Savini, Chris Hacker, And Michele Youngerman, CBS Chicago. -

Chicago - In January 2019, a cell phone video from inside Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side was posted to Facebook. It shows a student, then-16-year-old Dnigma Howard, at the bottom of [...]

ASU Students Fight To Defend Multicultural Center

By Daniel Lopez, Liberation News. -

Arizona State University, like many other college campuses in America, is a pivotal location for the struggle against racism. The campus has had several incidents calling attention to the [...]

Orange Shirt Day Is A Reminder Of A Genocide

By Kenneth Deer, Montreal Gazette. -

Some Canadians bristle at the suggestion that Canada has committed genocide. But the discovery of over 6,000 unmarked graves at residential schools has shocked Canadians into realizing that such [...]

Colleges And Policymakers Can Help Keep Students From Going Hungry

By Christel Perkins, The Hechinger Report. -

The pandemic has created extraordinary need for millions of people across the U.S. This is particularly acute, though often hidden, on college campuses, where students are sometimes left to [...]

I’m Fighting For Ethnic Studies So My History Won’t Be Erased

By Adam Hudson, Truthout. -

Last year, as a massive uprising against systemic racism swept across the world, activists fighting for Black liberation and racial justice put radical demands against institutional racism on the [...]

Paulo Freire At 100

By Peter Mclaren, Tribune Magazine. -

Today marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of Brazilian philosopher Paulo Freire. Most widely known for his magisterial Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Freire’s work continues to be a [...]

A Network Of Military-Related Programs Is Spreading In Schools

By Gary Ghirardi, San Diego Union Tribune. -

Seventy-six years after the U.S. dropped atomic weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I am reminded of my own mindset during the Cuban missile crisis when American President John F. Kennedy and [...]

Hundreds Demand Resignation Of South Dakota Public Officials

By Ndn Collective, Indian Country Today. -

Yesterday, NDN Collective’s Education Equity team led hundreds of Indigenous people and allies from across the state in the Oceti Sakowin March for Our Children, demanding the resignation of [...]

Segregation And The Case For School Funding Reparations

By Insider NJ. -

The U.S. public school system is one of the most unequal in the industrialized world, and New Jersey is no exception, according to a new report by New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP). Due to [...]

Push For Indigenous Curriculum Makes Gains

By Susan Haigh, Indian Country Today. -

For years, many tribes have felt their history has not been given its due by schools in Connecticut, a state that takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning “land on the long tidal [...]

Harvard To Divest Fossil Fuels, Sets Example For Other Institutions

By The Energy Mix. -

Climate activists are hailing Harvard University’s move to divest from fossil fuels as a profound shift in the status quo and a model for other institutions. The iconic and wealthy [...]