Military’s Goal Is School Ownership; Communities Push Back

By Pat Elder, Nnomy.org -

Throughout the country military recruiters are increasingly allowed to casually share lunch in high school cafeterias and interact freely with high school youth in hallways and classrooms. [...]

Suspensions Are Down, But Restorative Discipline Not Up

By Staff, badassteachers.blogspot.com -

The racism, once long latent in “zero tolerance” school discipline policies, is now manifest to many education stake holders, especially in urban school districts with majority non-white [...]

5,500 U.S. Schools Use Solar Power; Growing As Costs Fall

By Lyndsey Gilpin, insideclimatenews.org -

By Lyndsey Gilpin for Inside Climate News - In a field behind an elementary school in rural Middlesex County, Virginia, near the Chesapeake Bay, an ambitious plan has been taking shape: Schools [...]

After 16 Years Of Activism, Philadelphia Is Reclaiming Its Public Schools

By Sarah Jaffe, truth-out.org -

By Sarah Jaffe for Truthout - Sarah Jaffe: We are talking on Thursday, and the news today is that Philadelphia is taking back control of its public schools. First off, tell us about the news [...]

The Public Good: Reports From The Front Lines

By David Morris, www.ilsr.org -

By David Morris for ILSR - In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, a law championed by first lady Michelle Obama. Among other provisions, the law offers universal federally [...]

Proposed State-Run STEM School Raises Questions, Suspicions

By Bill Raden, www.capitalandmain.com -

By Bill Raden for Capital and Main - A hastily revised bill introduced in Sacramento last month is attempting to address the state’s STEM crisis by adding a single new privatized state STEM [...]

Confederate Statues Down, But Structural Racism Still Stands Tall

By Ashana Bigard, www.progressive.org -

By Ashana Bigard for The Progressive - Many New Orleanians celebrated at the removal of confederate monuments around the city in recent weeks. But on the same day that Robert E. Lee’s bronzed [...]

School Choice Is A Scam In Segregated Neighborhoods

By Jitu Brown, www.chicagoreporter.com -

By Jitu Brown for The Chicago Reporter - Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems not to hear the fierce protests of parents, teachers and school officials over school closings and charter [...]

Schooling For Myths And Powerlessness

By Ralph Nader, www.blog.nader.org -

By Ralph Nader for The Nader Page - All over America, school children are completing another academic year before their summer vacation. This invites the questions, what did they learn and what [...]

Taxpayers Spent 100s Millions More For Inferior Charter Schools

By Steven Rosenfeld, www.alternet.org -

By Steven Rosenfeld for Alternet - A blockbuster report detailing how California’s charter school industry has wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by opening and building schools in [...]

These For-Profit Schools Are ‘Like A Prison’

By Sarah Carr et al, www.propublica.org -

By Sarah Carr, Francesca Berardi, Zoë Kirsch and Stephen Smiley for Pro Publica and Slate - An alternative school for sixth- through 12th-graders with behavioral or academic problems, Paramount [...]

Jewell Elementary Offers PARCC (CMAS) Incentives

By Peggy Roberson, www.bustedpencils.com -

By Peggy Robertson for Bust Ed Pencils - To catch new readers up to speed before I launch into the information about PARCC incentives, let me give you a quick recap. I taught at Jewell Elementary [...]

‘School Choice Is Not Serving The Most Disenfranchised’

By Janine Jackson, www.fair.org -

By Janine Jackson for FAIR - Janine Jackson: There were near-countless causes for concern about the appointment of deep-pocketed Republican Betsy DeVos as secretary of Education. She’s given [...]

Protesters Block DeVos From Entering DC School

By Paulina FIirozi, www.thehill.com -

By Paulina FIirozi for The Hill - “Keep giving money to senators and buying your way to the position,” one man holding a Black Lives Matter sign says to her, according to a video from ABC [...]

The Racists Roots And Racist Indoctrination Of School Choice

By Steven M Singer, www.gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com -

By Steven M Singer for GAD FLY ON THE WALL BLOG - Every single referendum held on school choice in the United States has been defeated despite billions of dollars in spending to convince people [...]

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