Entering The ‘Brave New World’ Of Corporatized Education

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

First there were charter schools and high stakes testing, and now we are entering a whole new realm of corporate education that treats students as commodities and views schools and teachers as [...]

Amid School Closures, Puerto Rico’s Teachers Fight Privatization

By Emily Wells, Truthdig.com -

Puerto Rico’s Department of Education announced Thursday it will close 283 schools this summer after a sharp drop in enrollment, thought to be partly a result of displacement of families after [...]

West Virginia’s Public Schools Closed Due To Teacher Walk-Out Over Pay

Public schools across West Virginia are closed Thursday as teachers and other school employees hit the picket lines, demanding higher wages and better benefits. According to Dale Lee, president [...]

Statement From DSC, AEJ And J4J On Tragedy At Stoneman Douglas High School

By Staff, Dignityinschools.org -

“A tragedy of this magnitude will be felt in the Parkland community long after the news cameras leave and our attention is drawn elsewhere. It is hard to fathom the pain that students, educators, [...]

Trying To Deliver “Failing” Grade To Betsy Devos, Teachers Locked Out Of Education Dept

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

"People are universally appalled, universally aghast by a year of failures." Teachers' groups, parents, and students were barred from entering the Department of Education on Thursday, the [...]

Cops Rebranded As “School Resource Officers” Can Injure And Criminalize Schoolkids

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Mintpressnews.com -

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Last month a video emerged of a La Mesa police officer violently slamming a 17-year-old student onto the ground at a San Diego charter school. The juvenile, who had [...]

What American High Schools Are Teaching Students About Slavery

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet.org -

Just eight percent of American high school seniors can identify the cause of the Civil War; less than a third (32 percent) know which amendment abolished slavery in the U.S.; and fewer than half [...]

A Conversation With Jitu Brown – Power & History Of #WeChoose

By Staff, Badassteachers.blogspot.com -

January 22nd to the 26th has been dubbed School Choice Week.  In 2018 the #WeChoose National Coalition seeks to take the narrative back and proclaim that #WeChoose Public Education, NOT the [...]

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 [...]

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