Topic: Education

  • Sixty years and still segregated

    Six decades after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, racial inequities still need to be addressed directly.

  • Frankenstein fears his monster

    The Gates Foundation helped set off the high-stakes testing frenzy--and now it wants two-year moratorium on them?

  • Making profits off school turnarounds

    Community groups are highlighting the conflict of interest at the heart of the Chicago Public Schools' privatization schemes.

  • Solidarity to save our schools

    Several hundred New York City teachers, parents and students rallied against the corporate school reform agenda.

  • My school is not a failure

    A Seattle teacher responds to Education Secretary Arne Duncan labeling every school in Washington state a failure.

  • A wrong turn for our schools

    The school "turnarounds" carried out in the Chicago Public Schools are a further step toward privatization--and away from quality education.

  • Failed by high-stakes testing

    All students feel the pressure of high-stakes testing, but English Language Learners face even greater obstacles.

  • A May Day protest against testing

    Teachers at a New York City high school are refusing to administer yet another counterproductive standardized test.

  • Charters can't be our model

    We shouldn't take the position that charterization is the appropriate way to create progressive education models.

  • The whole charter system is at fault

    Even progressive charters create an environment that undercuts the possibility of democratic control of the school system.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Saying no to Napolitano

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Saucedo puts the test to the test

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

  • 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.