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 [...]

Staff Refuse To Enter Unsafe School Building

By District 75 P352X Special Education Staff, Popular Resistance. -

Bronx, NY - The special education staff of P352X, composed of five different sites (buildings), will be coordinating a refusal to enter unsafe buildings. We have not received inspection reports [...]

‘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 [...]

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 [...]

The Struggle For No Police In Los Angeles Schools: Victory In Sight

By Eric Mann, Counterpunch. -

On Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles, the decade’s long struggle for No Police in the Schools had a major breakthrough. Los Angeles School Board member Monica Garcia introduced the most structural [...]

Schools Are Feeding Millions Of Children

By Chuck Abbott, The Fern. -

Public schools served tens of millions of emergency meals in April to low-income children after coronavirus closures ended cafeteria service, said a survey released on Monday. But with roughly [...]

Number Of Homeless Students In The US Surges 15%, Now Topping 1.5 Million

By the National Center for Homeless Education. -

The number of homeless students enrolled in public school districts and reported by state educational agencies (SEAs) during school year (SY) 2017-18 was 1,508,265. This number does not reflect [...]

The Other Side Of School Safety

By Rebecca Klein, HuffPost. -

Jalijah Jones, then a freshman at Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan, remembers the punch of thousands of volts hitting his slight frame. At 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds, [...]

Striking Teachers Beat Back Neoliberalism’s War On Public Schools

By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout.org -

Thousands of teachers and students are walking out of schools, marching in the streets, and raising their hands and signs in protest against the war on education. Most recently, South Carolina [...]

The Corporate Plan To Groom U.S. Kids For Servitude By Wiping Out Public Schools

By Lynn Stuart Parramore, Alternet.org -

West Virginia’s public school teachers had endured years of low pay, inadequate insurance, giant class sizes, and increasingly unlivable conditions—including attempts to force them to record [...]

To Save Chicago Public Schools, We Need A New Education Summit

C Tocci, Medium.com -

Imagine 500 parents and educators in the UIC Forum cheering on the mayor as he announces a new future for Chicago Public Schools. I can’t. I am the parent of a CPS student as well as an education [...]

Myths About Teachers: We Need More Police In Our Public Schools

By Bill Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers, Kzoo.edu -

Public schools are plagued by gangs and fighting, assault and battery, drug dealing, and other criminal behavior, including, in extreme instances, actual shoot-outs between students. All of these [...]

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 [...]

Christmas Angels

By Michelle Gunderson, livingindialogue.com -

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 [...]

How Closing Public Schools Undermines Democracy

By Jennifer Berkshire, alternet.org -

By Jennifer Berkshire for AlterNet - Jennifer Berkshire: There's been a lot of attention paid to how students who attended the schools Chicago closed down in 2013 are faring now. But you've been [...]

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