Topic: Education

  • Are better schools the solution to poverty?

    The mantra of politicians and the media detracts from the real sources of--and solutions to--both poverty and the crisis of public education.

  • A boycott of conscience

    Teachers at New York City's Earth School have declared that they will not administer the state's Common Core tests.

  • The new child labor

    Maybe we don't let kids to work in factories, but they have been condemned to hard labor by high-stakes testing.

  • Bridgeport says no to charters

    Education "reformers" have their eyes on Connecticut, but parents, teachers and community members are fighting back.

  • La industria de las burbujas

    La primavera es la temporada de las pruebas estandarizadas, pero este año también ha sido tiempo de protestas y boicots contra ellas.

  • The power to stop the charters?

    Will the administration of Mayor Bill De Blasio ring in a new era for New York City public schools--by ringing out the charters?

  • Meet the new test

    There's a new Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), but its soul-crushing concentration on "job readiness" is still the same.

  • They turned our schools into testing factories

    For students and teachers, springtime means testing time--but this year, it also means protests and boycotts against the standardized testing mania.

  • California is failing the test

    Adding a new twist to the testing madness, the state of California plans to assess millions of kids--and throw away the results.

  • The ISAT rebellion of 2014

    A Chicago parent explains why she's proud to be part of the teacher-parent-student boycott against a useless standardized test.

  • Saying no to Napolitano

    A student group occupied a building at the University of California Berkeley to protest incoming UC President Janet Napolitano.

  • Why we're boycotting the edTPA

    UIC education grad students are following the lead of Chicago teachers, parents and students--and boycotting the edTPA test.

  • Why the testing revolt matters

    Teachers and parents in Chicago are defying threats from school officials to make a stand for the human act of learning.

  • UNCG walks out for higher education

    Administrators' pockets are bloated, students are being left in depraved conditions and our faculty is withering on the vine.

  • Saucedo puts the test to the test

    Teachers at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy in Chicago are unanimously refusing to administer a standardized test.

  • Fed up at the University of Michigan

    Students at the University of Michigan are starting to get organized and speak out against administration inaction.

  • How to fight Austerity U.

    The key to taking on the austerity agenda in the universities will be our ability to remake campus politics from below.

  • Education apartheid

    On the West Side of Chicago, working-class Black schools are falling victim to little more than a crusade for profit.

  • Doing the math about class size and inequality

    Research shows smaller class sizes benefit minority students--but Portland school officials are making them bigger.

  • Upsized classes, downsized education

    Corporate education "reformers" say they want what's best for kids in public schools--but they want a different "best" for their own children.

  • Unmasking the Chicago charter scam

    Parents, students, teachers and other Chicagoans are coming together to confront the further proliferation of charter schools.

  • After we scrapped the MAP

    Last year's boycott of the MAP test by Seattle teachers is helping in the creation of a movement to reclaim public schools.

  • New York takes on Common Core

    Parents in New York state are showing growing opposition to education standards that fail both students and their teachers.

  • Balloons and brave resistance

    A neighborhood schools fair organized by Chicago moms offered an antidote to the lies and layoffs coming from City Hall.

  • Failing grades for Common Core

    Recent controversies over the Common Core education standards underscore just how arrogant and out of touch its cheerleaders are.