Topic: Education

  • Rolling back the testing mania?

    The president's statement that "unnecessary testing" is consuming too much time in the classroom is welcome, but not enough.

  • Teach for America leaves Black Lives behind

    The corporate-led drive to privatize public education isn't compatible with making Black Lives Matter, whether in the streets or in classrooms.

  • How Teach for America threatens Black lives

    Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers have issued an open letter to an activist appearing with Teach for America.

  • The Secretary of Education Deform moves on

    Arne Duncan is leaving Barack Obama's Education Department after establishing it as headquarters for the corporate school "reform" movement.

  • Guilty of all that and more at CPS

    Former Chicago schools boss Barbara Byrd-Bennett will go to jail for taking bribes, but she and her ex-bosses are guilty of worse.

  • Seattle schoolkids win the right to play

    Recess is a critical factor in a student's social and emotional well-being--so why are so many schools getting rid of it?

  • The fight for Dyett will go on

    Education justice activists in Chicago have called an end to their hunger strike, but they are vowing to continue the fight.

  • A legal victory against charter schools

    A leading education advocate explains the significance of a Washington state ruling against charter schools getting public funds.

  • On hunger strike till victory is won

    The campaign to save Dyett High School is stepping up the pressure on Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education.

  • Hungry for equality in Chicago Public Schools

    A group of parents and teachers are entering the third week of a hunger strike in their struggle to save Dyett High School on Chicago's South Side.

  • Legal victories are a warning to witch hunters

    The University of Illinois's attempts to silence fired Palestinian professor Steven Salaita have unraveled further.

  • Taking on the testocracy

    A leader of the fight against corporate-driven high-stakes testing describes his experience debating a prominent "testucrat."

  • How Chicago schools went broke on purpose

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is taking advantage of the city's budget problems to impose further cutbacks on the public school system.

  • My 5-year-old scraps the MAP

    The Seattle School District wanted my kindergartener son to take a standardized test. He joined the opt-out struggle instead.

  • Holding UW's feet to the fire

    Student and worker activists at the University of Washington are taking the fight against inequality to the university Regents.

  • Welcome to the Education-Industrial Complex

    Corporate thieves and hedge-fund parasites are working with political leaders to impose a school "reform" agenda that will privatize public education.

  • UC students stand with Richmond

    UC Berkeley students sat in to demand that the administration put workers first with a new expansion project in Richmond.

  • Keep the charters out of our school

    New York parents, students and teachers are challenging another plan to co-locate charter schools with underserved schools.

  • The testing system is guilty

    Atlanta educators are taking the fall for a high-stakes testing system where schools pay a high price for low scores.

  • Who will test the testers?

    Unprecedented numbers of New York students are opted out of state exams, creating a crisis of legitimacy for corporate education reformers.

  • The governor of school deform

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education bill attacks teachers' unions while handing corporate reformers a major victory.

  • A win against Common Core

    At the school where teachers boycotted a state test, parents are now taking the initiative and leading a massive opt-out campaign.

  • Cuomo to our schools: "Drop dead"

    New York legislators passed a wish list of corporate school "reforms." Now teachers, parents and students have to take action.

  • Linking arms to protect New York schools

    Parents, students and teachers in New York City stood outside 300 schools to defend public education from Cuomo's attack.

  • Denying Cuomo his test data

    The movement to opt out of Common Core tests reached new highs in New York last year--and this year looks even better.