Military Recruiters Don’t Belong In High Schools

By Sidney Miralao, Foreign Policy in Focus. -

Since the end of the draft in 1973, the U.S. has relied on an all-volunteer service to maintain its 1.3 million-member global police force. Over the years the military has used a number of [...]

Disastrous US School Openings Lead To 2,500 Infections Across 44 States

By Evan Blake, WSWS. -

Within weeks, the reopening of schools across the United States has already become a complete catastrophe. Outside of the mobilization of educators, parents and the broader working class to halt [...]

School Cancelled In Arizona Area After ‘Sick Out’ Over Reopening

By Andrew Hay, Reuters. -

An Arizona school district that ignored state safety guidelines and voted to begin in-person learning on Aug. 17 has had to cancel classes after staff said it was unsafe to return and called in [...]

Utah Teachers Oppose Schools Reopening

By Alyssa Faith and Summer Autumn, Worker's World. -

School districts across Utah are planning to open with in-person classes for the start of the new school year, despite the state having twice the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus as they [...]

Major New Study Calls For A Ban On Facial Recognition In Schools

By Fight for the Future. -

A new study from the University of Michigan on the use of facial recognition in schools is recommending that lawmakers and school administrators ban the use of this technology in educational [...]

Parents Stand With Educators On Safety Before Reopening Schools

By Brenda Álvarez, NEA Today. -

Many parents nationwide are questioning whether it’s safe to send their kids back to a brick and mortar school this fall. With varied life circumstances, and different districts and schools [...]

Billionaires Push To Reopen Schools Without A Plan

By G. Dunkel, Workers.org. -

Schools in the U.S. provide students with much more than an education. They provide child care, meals (for 14 million students), medical services (mostly for students with disabilities), [...]

Strikes Are An Option To Force Schools To Reopen Safely

By Madeline Will, Education Week Teacher. -

The executive council of the American Federation of Teachers has voted to pursue various tactics—including strikes—to keep schools from reopening for in-person instruction without proper safety [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Calls To Eliminate School Police Intensify Amid Protests

By Theresa Harrington and Ali Tadyon, EdSource. -

Amid calls to defund municipal police in the wake of George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police, two Oakland Unified school board members are pushing to eliminate the district’s police [...]

We Protest Police In The Streets, So Why Do We Let Police In Our Schools?

By Dave Stieber, The Chicago Reporter. -

There is a large body of research that shows that having police in schools negatively impacts student learning and makes kids feel unsafe. It took the murder of Philando Castille in 2016 and [...]

Coronavirus: New York Won’t Close Schools Because Homeless Kids Have Nowhere Else To Go

By Alan Macleod, Mintpressnews.com -

As the number of cases of COVID-19 in the tri-state area rises to over 150, Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency across New York State. Local universities like Hofstra, [...]

Federal Appeals Courts Agree: Trans People Belong In Schools

By Gabriel Arkles, Aclu.org -

On Wednesday, yet another federal appeals court ruled that allowing a transgender boy to use the boys’ restrooms and locker rooms does not violate the rights of cisgender students or parents. The [...]

How Corporations Are Forcing Their Way Into America’s Public Schools

By Jeff Bryant, Our Schools, Independent Media Institute -

In the expanding effort to privatize the nation's public education system, an ominous, less-understood strain of the movement is the corporate influence in Career and Technical Education (CTE) [...]