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Students Demand Leaders Address the Root Causes of Gun Violence
As part of #Enough, the National School Walkout, hundreds of Baltimore high school students marched to demand gun control, increased accountability for the police force, and more funding for the school system

  March 14, 2018

Student Debt Cancellation a Viable Option, Economists Say
A new in-depth study on the consequences of cancelling all student debt in the US shows that it would help the economy far more than it would cost. We talk to Stephanie Kelton, one of the study's co-authors

  March 12, 2018

West Virginia Teachers Offer a Lesson in Organizing
With a deal reached in the West Virginia teachers strike, there is talk of revived labor activism nationwide. But is the deal fair to all, and will anti-union forces push back? We speak to West Virginia teacher Brendan Muckian-Bates and education scholar Dr. Curry Malott.

  March 6, 2018

Baltimore Students Take to the Streets for Gun Control
Hundreds of Baltimore school students marched on City Hall for action on gun control and to oppose the militarization of classrooms

  March 6, 2018

Defying Union Leadership, West Virginia Teachers Return to the Picket Lines
Striking teacher Jay O'Neal says the rank and file rejected a deal struck between union leaders and governor Jim Justice because it lacked concrete action on skyrocketing healthcare costs

  March 1, 2018

West Virginia Teachers Strike Redefines Teacher Unionism
Every public school in the state is closed for a fourth day as thousands of teachers demand better pay, pensions, and healthcare. TRNN speaks to Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, and union activist Lois Weiner

  February 27, 2018

The Nation's Strongest Charter School Regulations Are Under Attack
Loyola University's associate dean of education, Rob Helfenbein, says corporate-backed forces have long targeted troubled school systems for privatization

  February 22, 2018

Outrage at University for Choosing DeVos as Commencement Speaker
Students, professors and two gubernatorial candidates say Betsy DeVos's attacks against public education make her unqualified to deliver the commencement speech at the University of Baltimore

  September 11, 2017

Perpetual Crisis in Public Schools By Design
Cuts to public school funding sustained over a decade is a deliberate strategy to ensure privatization says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report

  June 7, 2017

Free College Tuition in New York State Draws Both Praise and Criticism
Approved by the state legislature and the governor, in-state tuition for households making under $125,000 a year will be free, but it excludes part-time and undocumented students - people that activist/organizer Denise Romero says ought to be included in the plan

  April 12, 2017

Jesse Hagopian: Fight Back Continues after Seattle Teachers Reject May- Day Strike
Author, activist and Seattle Public School teacher Jesse Hagopian says teachers, parents and students remain united to defend public schools, and how parents and labor can unite to take on Trump's privatization agenda

  April 7, 2017

Opponent of Public Schools Now Leads Federal Education Policy
Karen Dolan of the Institute for Policy Studies says Betsy Devos is likely to seek the rollback of protections for children in public schools and pursue pro-charter policy without adequate accountability standards

  February 7, 2017

Ravitch: Democrats Helped Pave the Way for Privatization Crusader Betsy DeVos
Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch calls for mass resistance against Betsy DeVos, who will implement failed policies that ignore root issues of poverty and under-funding

  February 2, 2017

Trumps Taps Billionaire School Privatizer for Education Secretary
Barack Obama and corporate Democrats opened the door to the serious threats to public education represented by Betsy Devos, says Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report

  November 28, 2016

Chicago Teachers Win More School Funding Without a Strike
Jacobin's Micah Uetricht explains why the concessions won by the teachers are credit to its militant leadership and why the union's democratic nature might spur some teachers to reject the deal

  October 11, 2016

Why the NAACP is Calling for a Moratorium on Private Charters
Award-winning teacher and professor Julian Vasquez Heilig responds to critics who say NAACP was misguided to pass a resolution condemning charters for increasing segregation and removing public control

  August 16, 2016

Schools on Trial: How to Fix America's Broken Public School System
Nikhil Goyal, author of "Schools on Trial," says the United States can resuscitate its public school system by emphasizing values such as freedom and creativity

  March 4, 2016

Alum: Teach for America Covertly Privatizing Public Education
T. Jameson Brewer, co-editor of Teach For America Counter-Narrative: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out, discusses his journey from TFA corp member to outspoken critic

  March 7, 2016

Detroit Teachers Shutdown Public Schools in Protest of Deplorable Conditions
Public school parent Stephanie Beal says she supports the teacher protests and the idea of an elected school board to ensure a quality education for all students

  January 13, 2016

New Education Bill: Downloading and Its Impact on Schools
Lois Weiner of New Jersey City University says the main issues facing public schools are privatization, testing, teacher performance and school budgets - and this bill won't fix them.

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