The Hidden Costs Of High-Tech Surveillance In Schools

  By Priyam Madhukar, Brennancenter.org   -

The phrase “school-to-prison pipeline” has long been used to describe how schools respond to disciplinary problems with excessively stringent policies that create prison-like environments and [...]

The Delicate Ethics Of Using Facial Recognition In Schools

By Tom Simonite and Gregory Barber, Wired.com -

A growing number of districts are deploying cameras and software to prevent attacks. But the systems are also used to monitor students—and adult critics. On a steamy evening in May, 9,000 people [...]

“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 [...]

School Strikers Threaten To Boycott RSC Over BP Sponsorship

By Staff, Bp-or-not-bp.org -

Today, school strikers from twelve cities, towns and regions will send a letter to the Royal Shakespeare Company calling on it to immediately drop BP. The oil giant currently sponsors the theatre [...]

How To Start An Anti-Racist Student Group In Your School

By Staff, Waethnicstudies.com -

The painful truth about public education is that racism is as common as bored students and overworked teachers. While many in our home of Seattle take pride in the city’s “progressive” [...]

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 [...]

Lead-Based Paint Found In Half Of All Inspected Schools

By Marilynne R Wood, Theconversation.com -

With all the emphasis that has been placed on making sure children are safe from the hazards of lead-based paint at home, similar efforts would seem just as important for America’s schools. After [...]

Manila’s New Mayor Wants Solar Panels, Rainwater Collectors For City’s Schools

By Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch.com -

Manila's new mayor wants to turn the city's public schools into a living lesson in sustainability. Mayor Francisco "Isko" Moreno Domagoso unveiled a plan Tuesday to install solar panels and [...]

School Board Drops Bid To Obtain Rockwool Property By Eminent Domain

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

Ranson, W.Va.–The Jefferson County Board of Education will no longer pursue condemnation of Rockwool’s property to build a educational center to provide services for student with special needs. [...]

Computers In The Classroom May Do More Harm Than Good

By Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard Mag. -

Initiatives to provide every schoolchild with a laptop or tablet computer have, to date, been well-publicized failures. And perhaps they were bad ideas to begin with. Computers can certainly [...]

Thousands Of Charter Schools Perform Poorly

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

“Performance-based accountability” is a hackneyed, Skinnerian, neoliberal buzz-phrase often repeated dogmatically by charter school promoters in order to falsely claim that privately-operated [...]

Court Stops School Board Move To Condemn Rockwool Property, For Now

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

A federal court judge granted Rockwool’s motion for a preliminary injunction, halting the Jefferson County Board of Education’s efforts to obtain the Rockwool site by eminent domain. The judge’s [...]

Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found

By David Swanson and Pat Elder, Davidswanson.org -

According to statements in February by the Secretary of the Army, various U.S. high schools are barring military recruiters from access to students. The Secretary of the Navy this past December [...]

Public Schools Should Offer More Vegan Menus

By Staff, Pe.com -

LOS ANGELES – Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Van Nuys, announced proposed legislation Wednesday that he said would provide incentives for public schools across the state to offer students a [...]

Teacher Strikes Expose The Corrupt Privatization Of Schools

By Jeff Bryant, IndependentMediaInstitute.org -

This week, Republican lawmakers held a press conference on Capitol Hill to kick off National School Choice Week, an annual event that began in 2011 under President Obama who proclaimed it as a [...]